Another weird surprise at Geekfest Denver was a random act of lucha libre.
There are no rules in photography, but there are rules in life: when Slaby talks, listen up.
Kim is totally dialed in with Denver’s lucha libre. We split during a break in action at Geekfest and found our way towards a Mexican community fair. It was so off the grid, it was beautiful.
When she first mentioned community lucha libre, I had visions of my time with Noles in East LA, where we had a blast, pure and simple.
This event had its own twist: wrestlers combatting in an outdoor ring in a light rain as the sun was setting.
Again, one of the best things about lucha libre is the interaction with the people. I always get the feeling that these wrestlers are doing a true community service whenever they compete.
Turns out there was another round of wrestling that evening, at a hip bar in downtown Denver. There were rumors that the grapplers were women, but that proved to be false.
A swarm of Geeks attended the event, which was fun to see. The scene was a little surreal and had potential. Though honestly, I was spoiled with the real goods that afternoon with Kim. I saw her in the bar and I could sense she felt the same.
One of the things I love about lucha libre is the transformation that takes place simply by wearing a mask. It’s part of the reason I enjoy wearing mine during a presentation.
It’s also why I decided to have custom masks made for my limited edition of Weird Sports. It was worth it alone to see Slaby as the The Gentleman Caller. So fucking badass.