When a plan falls through, you have to think on your feet. And when you’re me, plans usually fall through.
I had Jessica drop me off near a few bars that I wanted to check out on Broadway street in Denver. I had big plans to hit the Tiki Bar called Adrift at 218 S. Broadway. But, as is typical, they were closed.
Apparently nobody in Denver wants a Mai Tai at 2 p.m. On a Saturday afternoon.
Of the other two bars that I wanted to visit, one was packed with an obnoxious Karaoke crowd, and the other was too creepy to enter with a camera and no gun. So what to do? Street Photography!
A few challenges, like the occasional bum making you wonder if he’s going to kill you for that camera, and the “Special” people that seem to come out on Saturdays that have to stop and tell you “dat a nise camoera mistor!” made me a bit uneasy. I certainly came to be pretty well aware of my surroundings, and that helped.
Gang activity in this part of town is pretty slim, but the homeless population is huge and I must admit, the dude in the hoodie that walked by me no less than 15 times in the hour that I stood on the corner taking pictures had me more than a little nervous. But with no car, no keys and no way out of there, I had no choice but to power on!
IF you like this feature here on BKB, let me know in the comments. This was enough fun that I could do this once in a while.
First: The walk back.
Dude laughing at some fool carrying his blowup doll on his shoulders. That is All!
There is plenty to be seen in this crazy city, and if you’re interested, I’ll try and stop in from time to time and share a bit of it with you.