The grounds crew at Denver's Infinity Park had tidied up the rugby pitch, equipment-rental trailers were packed, and the clock had long since registered the party's official end, but MINI Takes the States Festival headliners Blues Traveler were being cheered back onstage for an encore.
Once again, we woke up at the crack of dawn (this experience really is trying whole-heartedly to turn me into a morning person...) and we rallied over to the Red Rocks Ampitheatre on Saturday morning.
MINI TAKES THE STATES 2010 is drawing to a close. Last night, the entire gang of MINI owners parked their cars at the final stop at Infinity Park in Denver and relaxed under the Colorado night sky.
Friday the Thirteenth wouldn't seem like a popular day to get hitched... but when you are lucky enough to have met at the 2006 MINI Takes The States, this day filled with superstition didn't stand a chance.
It's the big day for MINI TAKES THE STATES -- the festival at Infinity Park in Denver.
Richard Viets bought an old children's electric guitar at a garage sale and decided it needed a little extra MINI flair. He drives a 2008 Clubman S, and also owned a 2004 Super MINI.
We arrived in Denver on Friday and all the routes converged upon each other! FINALLY! Electricity filled the room as hundreds of owners filed in and huge photos flashed upon the screens that surrounded us on the walls!
In front of their beloved MINI friends, Kat Hsueh and Brent Lay proclaimed their devotion to each other in what may just be the first MINI wedding on Friday night at the Infinity Center in Denver
Daniel and Angie Dugan drove straight through from Midwest, Okahoma to meet up with MTTS crew in Dodge City.
I met Sue Chavarria pulled over on a stretch of dusty Colorado highway. She had managed to catch up with us from Dodge City.