Club kids come out of the shadows to share how they've been coping with the pandemic.
The farm-animal sanctuary is also a live-music venue in better times.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, nightlife photographer Shadow is feeling nostalgic for the clubs.
Blu Note, Dazzle, Nocturne, the Mercury Cafe and Platte River Bar & Grill are bringing live music back.
Photographer Shadow is passionate about capturing Denver's nightlife scene.
“I like to go to all sorts of different clubs,” she says. “I weave in and out of all these different social scenarios. Some weekends, I’ll want to see punk. I’ll go and see drag or go and see hip-hop, or any of the live shows I go to. I try to see all of Denver and all the different subcultures. I wouldn't say I’m specific to goth or any sort of genre. I try to weave myself in and out of all the different scenes that I can.”
Now she has more than 500 photos posted to her Instagram feed, and more than 6,000 people are following her.
"Whenever I post these photos, people are commenting and tagging themselves and remembering these old moments they had in the clubs," she says. "It’s weird to look at these pictures. I have to remind people that social distancing is still very important."
Read the entire story on Shadow and her photography here and follow Shadow on Instagram at @shadows.gather.
Every third Friday at Milk Bar –– one of Denver's favorite nightclubs, located in the historic Jonas Bros. Furs building –– Mr. and Ms. Hoodbat host Wake the Dead, a goth dance night. On Friday, February 21, Wake the Dead hosted the third annual Lost Boys Don’t Cry Party, where the bar was transformed into the Den of the Undead. DJs included The Hoodbats, Novelí and special guest Jenn Hazmat from Oakland. Cover for Wake the Dead night is $5.
All photos by Aaron Thackeray.