You Know You’re From Colorado If…
1. You own a Rockies hat
The Rockies first game was played in front of a crowd of 80,000 fans, the largest opening day crowd in baseball history. If you don’t own a Rockies hat or some kind of Colorado Rockies memorabilia–you aren’t from here.
2. You’ve been to a Rocky Mountain Showdown
The University of Colorado Buffaloes have won 60 of 80 Rocky Mountain Showdowns. Pick a side and stick to it because this rivalry is here to stay–regardless of CU’s move to the Pac-12.
3. You drink microbrews
Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state. Cheers! You boozehounds, you. (image via GOOD.is)
4. You’ve used the phrase “if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes.”
Cities, like Boulder, located at the base of the continental divide experience drastic changes in climate. Thanks, Chinook winds.
5. You own a fleece jacket.
C’mon, you know you own something from Northface, Arc’Teryx or REI.
6. You’ve been to a concert at Red Rocks.
The first Red Rocks concert took place in 1906. The entire Red Rocks ‘territory’ includes some great places as shown in this video…
7. You had a birthday party at Casa Bonita
The original Lakewood location opened in 1974 and is still one of Denver’s most colorful attractions. We plan to visit Casa Bonita if we find an appropriate sponsor! Any takers?
8. Its snowed on your Spring Break
In the last eight years, the last snowfall of the season has been in April (3 times) and in May (5 times). Watch this video, which features one of Colorado’s most famous stars…the snow!
9. You know that South Park isn’t just a TV show
South Park the TV show was created by former CU students Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it is based on an area southwest of Denver.
10. What’s tied to the ski rack of your car costs more than the car itself.
Whether it is a bike, skis, snowboard or kayak, Coloradoans love their outdoor recreation equipment…often more than their cars. We’re proud of this and encourage you to send us pictures of your favorite outdoor gear for an upcoming post.
11. You aren’t impressed when someone tells you they’ve climbed a fourteener.
There are 52 fourteeners in Colorado.
12. You’ve been skiing in May.
Arapahoe Basin’s close date is listed in early June.
13. Your sense of direction is “towards the mountains” and away from the mountains
And when you are in any other state, you are apt to get lost without a directional landmark.
14. You know that a Rocky Mountain Oyster isn’t a type of seafood
Rocky Mountain Oysters are often served at public events such as Colorado Rockies baseball games. Yup, balls.
15. You’ve been to the Winter X-Games
Did you know that 12 of the 15 Winter X-Games have been held in Colorado? Since 2002, the only location to host the Winter X-Games is Aspen, CO. This year’s Winter X? Epic.