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Justin Cucci fucked up.
Justin Cucci fucked up.
Lori Midson

Root Down's Justin Cucci Talks About Failure and Food at Denver FuckUp Night

Failure can be tough to handle. It can be brutal, soul-crushing and deflating. But often, and usually in retrospect, failure can be funny, and it can also be a stepping stone to success. Failures, just like successes, should be celebrated, but they rarely are. Today's inaugural FuckUp Night is about to change that.

FuckUp Nights started in 2012 in Mexico City, when five friends decided they had heard enough success stories. Each decided to tell the story of one of their failed projects, and FuckUp Nights was born. The idea behind the event was to share stories of failed businesses and projects, which are then questioned and celebrated. The idea quickly took off, and currently FuckUp Nights are held in over 100 cities across the globe, and on every continent — excluding Antarctica.  

Denver FuckUp Nights kicks off from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Globe Hall. Tales of failure will be told by Justin Cucci of Root Down, Linger and Ophelia's, as well as Danielle "Kiwi" Schloffel of Craft Boner, and Joey Bullock, Aaron Ray and Matt Fajohn of Legwork. Tickets are $10, which includes a PBR; the series will continue to pop up every third Thursday of the month at Globe Hall. For tickets and more information, click here.

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