Just a quick post to point out that while Great Plains Trail Alliance was in La Junta, Colorado at the Pedal the Plains bicycle event last weekend, not too far to the north (but solidly on the plains) was another event that was, let’s say, a little bit different than a bike ride. It was Riot Fest, a traveling rock/punk festival with a revolving cast of bands that are mostly pretty famous, albeit a little bit past their prime. Here is a short sample of the bands that would fit that description:
Iggy and the Stooges
Guided by Voices
There are also plenty of newer bands in the line-up to play the 2 day event in the town of Byers, Colorado, which is about an hour or more east of Denver. One day, the Great Plains Trail will likely run very close to Byers, and from all indications, Riot Fest is going to continue coming there as well.
So, does this mean that the Great Plains are cool now? . . . Nah . . . it’s too punk to be cool, and that’s just the way we like it!