KUSA - Perhaps you've seen #AHA17 trending on Twitter.
We'll sadly break it to you that it's not because of any A-ha tour this year. We can see how you'd think that given all the retro comebacks lately. Here is their hit pop song from the 80s that you can listen to instead.
Anyway, the hashtag has a purpose. The historians have come to town. The American Historical Association is holding its annual conference in Downtown Denver. The conference started Thursday, just in time for the snow and single-digit temperatures.
Unfortunately, these super-smarties from around the world may not have been prepared for a Colorado winter storm. So what happens when you put a bunch of history professors in a new city and it snows? Twitter hilarity.
Trying to decide if Uggs are appropriate for a conference. ;) #AHA17— Lisa Munro (@llmunro) January 5, 2017
Going to Uber for one block to save my dress shoes before an interview. #aha17— Clay Cooper (@TClayCooper) January 5, 2017
#AHA17 pro-tip: exit the Hyatt Regency by door near restaurant and you'll be much closer to Conv Center than if you go out main doors— Rebecca L. Spang (@RebeccaSpang) January 5, 2017
I've counted at least 4 types of motorized snow-removal devices in the vicinity of #aha17. Denver does not play.— Allison Miller (@Cliopticon) January 5, 2017
Plow on Denver's 16th St. Pedestrian Mall just rolled up and is all like, "Bring it, snow!" No accumulation...yet. #aha17— Allison Miller (@Cliopticon) January 4, 2017
@Raherrmann Well, let's put it this way, I feel a little bit like a dragon every time I breathe.— Kristen D. Burton (@KristenDBurton) January 5, 2017
I thought packing snow boots might have been overkill but the weather forecast for Denver now seems to indicate it was a good call— Ruth Almy (@ruthalmy) January 4, 2017
Already saw a historian in open-toed shoes fighting through the 4" of snow in the street. Hey #AHA17 goers, it's not open-toe weather!— Christy Thornton (@llchristyll) January 5, 2017
Just discovered #aha17 features a real life cow-parade as well as the one in my paper! Almost makes up for finding out how cold it will be— Jo Laycock (@JoLaycock) January 3, 2017
I was hoping that flying south to Denver would have resulted in something different than Saskatoon weather. -21 Celsius! #aha17— Jim Clifford (@jburnford) January 6, 2017
Is the weather in Denver for #AHA17 really that bad or are historians just not used to being outside for this long?— Darin Tuck (@darintuck) January 6, 2017
Hello Denver! I did not see your demonic blue horse yet but I have felt your bitter cold. #aha17— Dael Norwood (@DaelNorwood) January 6, 2017
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