Doing Denver – 36hrs In Mile High City

It’s always a fun time when landing in Denver even if the trip always seems to be way too short. With only 36 hours on the clock, there were quite a few things that I wanted to get in, knowing that not everything would make the list. From digging for records, comics and vintage toys to eating at some of my favorite spots and of course, checking out some of the art that graces the city walls. In town to play the Disciples of Funk event, I had about 15 hours to get what I needed done and as always, I’m up for the challenge.

After landing on Friday afternoon, it was straight to the hotel to drop my bags off then call for an Uber to drop me off at Recollect Records to see what was new in the bins. As always, there’s plenty of things to be had and being able to walk away with a few Jazz pieces as well as a nice Psych / Folk gem that wasn’t previously on my radar, the trip was already off to a great start. The following morning, the homie DJ A-L scooped me up first thing to hit another dusty spot before grabbing brunch at Ophelia’s. After filling our stomachs with breakfast, it was off to the vintage toy shop to do a little browsing in hopes of finding something to add to the collection (there’s always something that seems to be needed).

After a late night and even later stop to Pete’s Kitchen, it was time to crash for an early flight back home with bags in tow. Nothing compares to being able to land in another city or state, find a few things that you’ve been looking for or never knew existed and flying back to add them to the collection.