Many Goldenites are drawn to Golden’s annual Viking music festival by the promise of good beer, music and vibes. But for some, much of the fun of the festival lies in the chance to embrace their …
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Many Goldenites are drawn to Golden’s annual Viking music festival by the promise of good beer, music and vibes.
But for some, much of the fun of the festival lies in the chance to embrace their inner Viking by throwing on some furs and a spiffy pair of horns.
Among those who fully embraced that aspect of the festival this year was Steve Vey, who relished the chance to don his homemade Norwegian Viking costume for something other than Halloween.
“I had never heard of this before but I was enthusiastic about coming on down because I only get to wear this once a year,” Vey said of his costume. “And I am actually somewhat of an introvert so I get to broaden my social skills somewhat I guess.”
Sharing Vey’s enthusiasm for colorful dress were Jeff Lambert and Brittany Hoener, who have been coming to the festival for several years. This year, Lambert again donned Viking horns and a leopard onesie while Hoener donned a full Viking outfit complete with a pink and orange horned helmet.
“Each year I feel like I have to do better,” Hoener said. “Last year was colder so I had to have a jacket.”
Lambert and Hoener also brought along newcomer Nate Matcheson, who donned a green and blue beard, Viking skirt and sandals.
“Whenever you can wear sandals in January it’s a good day,” Matcheson said of the weather.
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