- Like most Americans, the good citizens of Denver, CO are going stir crazy
- At 8:00 pm, they go outside and start howling
The city of Denver, CO is howling. Yes, howling.
Shelsea Ochoa and Brice Maiurro started the Facebook group “Go Outside and Howl at 8pm” on March 27. A little more than a week later, that Facebook group has more than 420,000 members, most from Colorado.
So why are Denverites howling? There’s not really a set reason. Some people howl to find joy in a communal experience. Others howl to grieve. Some howl to honor medical workers. Ochoa and Maiurro left the reasoning behind the howl open-ended. It’s up for you to decide.
Many of the Denverites say that there’s something innately enjoyable about howling. Maiurro suggests that it’s a mix of being given permission to do something so wild and hearing the call and response with your neighbors. Plus, “there’s something western about howling that people really enjoy.”
How does it work?
- Step one: Note when the clock strikes 8 o’clock
- Step two: Open up your window or step into your backyard
- Step three: Howl.
Sarkeses cousin Tip Wilson and her husband Greg live in Denver and have heard the Howling but claim that they have not Howled.