Occupy Denver: Meet the wearable protest tent, the latest fashion statement in occupation gear

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

There are many faces to Occupy Denver's protests, and some of them are legitimately funny. As further proof that not all civil disobedience is illegal or even ultimately that serious, last night the occupation debuted the protest tent. It is exactly what it sounds like, if it sounds to you like a full-grown adult walking Broadway wearing a small tent covered in signs.

The photos above come to you from the website Not My Tribe, and they show the protest tent's first steps yesterday. As long as the tent stays hitched to a human and above ground, police are allowing it, providing that the bold fashion statement also not be accompanied by jaywalking.

"We've been so upset that we still aren't allowed to use tents that we thought we'd have a little fun with it," protester Chris Bidwell says. "Yesterday, the guys from the Thunderdome got together, came up with this idea of attaching straps to the inside of a tent, and covered it with signs for the protest. So far, we haven't had any trouble because of it."

Now that sounds like an idea with legs.

More from our Occupy Denver archive: "Occupy Denver: City Council's Susan Shepherd calls protests most important thing in country."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.