denver-blue-mustangDenverites are embroiled in a war over the blue mustang statue on the way to DIA. If you’re on Facebook, check out the “DIA’s Heinous Blue Mustang Has Got to Go” group, or if you’re cool like me, join the “I Love DIA’s Blue Mustang” group, which, I must admit, I joined just to be contrary.

It’s even made the Wall Street Journal:

A Horse of a Different Color Divides Denver

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  1. BernardL February 13, 2009 at 7:18 am - Reply

    The mustang doesn’t have to go. Just a paint job would do the trick. 🙂

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  2. Beth February 13, 2009 at 8:42 am - Reply

    I don’t remember it being quite that blue when I’ve seen it, though the eyes do glow. What color would you paint it?

  3. BruceQ February 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    I like it! Sure it’s eye-popping and startling, but demonic, hienous and apocalyptic? I think that’s reading way too much into a piece of art. Personally, I always thought of it as a “Bronco” (that would explain the blue) but that’s the beauty of art, it’s all about the viewer.

    Now, if you want to have some real fun, google “DIA conspiracy”! Everything from secret, underground cities to global dictatorship propoganda and coded messages from the future!

    Ain’t the Interweb a hoot?

  4. Beth Partin February 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Oh, Bruce, you know there’s a secret society of little creatures hiding in those tunnels and the twirly things are how they send signals! 🙂

    Seriously, maybe I’ve been reading too many fantasy books about the Old Races.

    Beth Partin’s last blog post..Crazy About Denver: The Horse of the Apocalypse?

  5. saint facetious February 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I think it’s pretty awesome myself. Definitely a keeper! Though, to make it more appropriate for Denver, the hair should be painted orange. Unless that would detract too much from the glowing red eyes.

  6. BruceQ February 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Nope, I’m pretty sure you’re wrong about that, Beth. As Saint F. alludes to, it’s the laser eyes that they use to communicate. The twirly things are their power generating facilities. C’mon, everybody knows that!

  7. BernardL February 14, 2009 at 10:29 am - Reply

    The black stallion has always been my favorite.

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  8. Beth Partin February 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I guess black would offset those laser eyes.

    Beth Partin’s last blog post..Crazy About Denver: The Horse of the Apocalypse?

  9. Denveater February 14, 2009 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    While I think it’s horrifying like Medusa, I can’t then turn around & explain why I love the several-story blue bear staring into the Convention Center. This town sure loves its colossal blue creatures.

    Denveater’s last blog post..Caveaurting

  10. Beth Partin February 14, 2009 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Perhaps we should arrange a tour: oversized public art in Denver. We’ve got the large cows, the white dancing figures on Speer…I’m sure we could connect it to the closing of the frontier, etc.

    Beth Partin’s last blog post..Crazy About Denver: The Horse of the Apocalypse?

  11. Denveater February 14, 2009 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Don’t forget the giant red chair by the library!

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  12. Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck February 15, 2009 at 10:27 am - Reply

    It’s the eyes that creep me out. Without the eyes, I wouldn’t have a problem with it!

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  13. Beth February 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    The eyes are notable. The giant red chair by the library…hmmm. I don’t remember that.

  14. Beth February 16, 2009 at 8:57 am - Reply

    That’s quite the URL. WordPress was scared by it.

    Now that I see the picture, I know I’ve seen that chair. I just can’t put it in context. Oh well, I’ll be in Denver on Wednesday, so I’ll go look for it.

  15. Catherine March 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I do not like the horse one bit. I think it’s supposed to invoke feelings of nostalgia for the Bronco at Mile High. It doesn’t. You know that it killed its maker, right? His son had to complete it. It needs to go. Stop scaring away the tourists!

    Catherine’s last blog post..Charitable Philanthropist

  16. Beth Partin March 9, 2009 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Maybe it’s a litmus test for tourists: If you’re scared by our horse, you don’t belong here.

    To be honest, I didn’t have an opinion about the horse until I saw the article about it.

    Beth Partin’s last blog post..TrioletMon: Bail City