Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I love Red Rocks! Even more than that, I love attending concerts there. It's tough to beat a concert venue that's naturally beautiful, has a skyline view of a large city, allows you to watch the horizon light up and twinkle while the sun goes down, and seemingly make every musician's music sound just perfect. I could go on and on about why I love Red Rocks and its amphitheater.

This picture was from a visit to Colorado while I was in college... and I commented that I really wanted to make it to a concert there some day. I'm so glad that I've been fortunate to see a few concerts there.

My first concert at Red Rocks was shortly after moving to Colorado. My uncle had bought tickets to see The Fray, and my aunt willingly gave up her ticket so that I could go to the concert with my uncle and cousin. I'll be honest... that concert and the experience just about moved me to tears. Being in a new place, doing something I had wanted to do for so long, listening to an amazing band... it was all so overwhelming! Needless to say, my first concert at Red Rocks had me hooked. 

I've seen The Fray at Red Rocks twice now. Nate took me to see The Fray about 6 months after we started dating, and that had been his first time seeing a concert at Red Rocks. It was such a memorable concert for both of us. Despite being rained on almost the entire night, The Fray played one of the best concerts that I've ever seen. Torrential downpour did not keep us from having a blast while listening to some of our favorite music. It's hard not to have a good time at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Put it on your bucket list... you won't be disappointed.
* people filling in the bleachers for a concert *

Just a couple of nights ago, Nate and I went to a concert at Red Rocks. Nate's early birthday present was tickets to see Ryan Bingham and Willie Nelson play at RR Amphitheater! No disrespect to Willie Nelson, but we actually went more to hear Ryan Bingham play... unfortunately he didn't play as long as Willie Nelson & his family did. Ryan Bingham and his band were great! We're still in awe at how he can play the guitar and harmonica simultaneously. The whole time Ryan B. played.... we had to listen to his music over chatty girls in front of us. Apparently they were only there to see Willie Nelson. Ryan Bingham's going to be big some day too!

* Willie Nelson and his son Lukas Nelson *

Even though we went more to see Ryan Bingham, Willie Nelson was just amazing! While walking to the car, we both agreed that we may never see him in on tour again. It's pretty awe-inspiring that Willie's still out there touring at the young age of 77! Wow. 

Red Rocks draws some amazing talent to its stage, and the venue always makes for a great concert. Not to mention, you're surrounded by scenery and landscape that are older than time. I've yet to see something there that I have not walked away from a different person.

1 comment:

  1. I love The Fray too! I saw them right after they came out at a small venue in Charlotte, which was awesome, but I bet seeing them at Red Rocks was ridiculously cool :)