Pop Evil @ Summit Music Hall / Denver, CO / Feb 2017

MusicLeave a Comment

Sydney joined me to go see Pop Evil at Summit Music Hall. We had seen them together there a while back too. It is one of the only venues that is a bar yet all ages welcome. I love that about this place.

Pop Evil @ Denver

These guys have put on a great rock show ever since I started going to see them.  The albums have gotten more solid along the way as well.

Pop Evil @ Denver

First show with the new female drummer.  She was pretty awesome.

Pop Evil @ Denver

Sydney is about as tall as me so even right down in front, my kid gets a great view.

Pop Evil @ Denver

Leigh was having fun with the crowd all night.  Eventually, he popped down right in front of me.  Blurry, but you get it.

Pop Evil @ Denver

Then he told us all to get down.  He is short.  Then we sang the end of Footsteps together there on the floor.

Pop Evil @ Denver

Back on stage to finish.

Pop Evil @ Denver

I love taking my kids to live music.  Hopefully, they appreciate it as much as I do as they get older.

Chevelle @ Boulder Theater / Boulder, CO / 2017

Music1 Comment

Chevelle @ Boulder, CO

This was a show of firsts. I haven’t ever seen a concert at Boulder Theater. Hell, I have never seen a single concert at any Boulder venue. My bands don’t go there. This was different. Nice and close. It’s a good venue too. Wish I could go there more.

Chevelle @ Boulder, CO

A little late to arrive so I held back on the 1st platform but it made for a clearer view for short people like me. Pete was right in front and I enjoyed watching him play up close. I love his guitar style. I wish I could pull it off.

Chevelle @ Boulder, CO

Another first was seeing Chevelle headline. Usually I catch them supporting with a shorter set. This was nice to see much more from them.

Thanks for finishing a tour in Boulder, Chevelle!

Setlist

  • Another Know It All
  • The Clincher
  • An Island
  • Take Out the Gunman
  • Get Some
  • Jars
  • Rivers
  • Joyride (Omen)
  • Face to the Floor
  • Still Running
  • I Get It
  • Hats Off to the Bull
  • Door to Door Cannibals
  • Forfeit
  • An Evening With El Diablo
  • The Red
  • Send the Pain Below

Five Finger Death Punch @ Pepsi Center / Denver, CO / 2016

MusicLeave a Comment

This show was a pretty big deal. Seeing 5FDP go from small venue to the largest one we have indoors in Colorado seemed like a victory for metal. There are not a lot of shows at the Pepsi Center that I go to.

Five Finger Death Punch @ Denver

Ivan made a big deal about this telling stories about how he went from band to band in Denver before making it with this band. Local boy done good. It was cool to see.

Five Finger Death Punch @ Denver

Otherwise, the set was a little less bling than prior shows I have seen of theirs. But that was OK.

Five Finger Death Punch @ Denver

You can see Ivan showing some emotion in this clip…

  • Lift Me Up
  • Never Enough
  • Wash It All Away
  • Got Your Six
  • Bad Company
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • Burn MF
  • Wrong Side of Heaven
  • Remember Everything
  • Coming Down
  • Under and Over It
  • The Bleeding

Maroon 5 @ Pepsi Center / Denver, CO / 2016

MusicLeave a Comment

I knew this would be a family favorite show. So about a year ago, tickets went on sale and I was there on time to order 5. We are all going.

This is the part where I act cool and say I saw Maroon 5 a long time ago before they went big time with all that publicity from The Voice. They were the openers. Adam was just some dude that sung real high notes. But hey. I still like the old stuff.

The girls were pretty excited to see the show. Sydney rated it as the #1 show she has seen. But then quickly said things like “oh, but Katy Perry’s stage was cooler”. I think the coolest show is the last one you saw in her mind. All good.

Reagan was in there too but she sat during the last few songs. Late night for a middle schooler.

Kayla was sick going into the show. She watched the opener intently. Tov Lo was her name. She had this shirt on that had zippers horizontally across her boobs. And there were big rings as zipper pull things. The shirt was skin color. So I guess if you imagined a bit, they were kinda like nipple piercings. Kayla explained to Kim and I that she didn’t think that shirt was appropriate because there were kids like her there. You can count on Kayla for funny insight. Then she bonked about 3 songs in on Maroon 5. Dead asleep in her chair from the sickness.

The set was OK. Kinda took them a few songs to get going. Like Adam’s voice was cold. Then ended the show with Let’s Go Crazy by Prince. Nice tribute. But they were gone with 10 minutes until curfew there. Weird. Waited a year and only got 90 minutes.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5

Maroon 5

Maroon 5

Trivium @ Summit Music Hall / Denver, CO / 2016

MusicLeave a Comment

I love shows at Summit. You aren’t going to see Metallica there but when one of your top bands does come there, it is a pretty awesome thing. I came late and drove straight to the front of the crowd as the openers ended. Oddly, the whole group in front of me turned and bailed to refuel or pee. The entire section of rail was open in front of me. Grab! I was suddenly compressed by everyone going for it. Right place, right time. Front row!

This made for some pretty epic shots and an even better place to watch the show. With no one in front, it felt sort of like a private show to me. I was lost in it. It was pretty sweet. Best concert experience in a while.

  • Strife
  • A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation
  • Forsake Not the Dream
  • Rise Above the Tides
  • Into the Mouth of Hell We March
  • Silence in the Snow
  • Entrance of the Conflagration
  • Detonation
  • Pillars of Serpents
  • Until the World Goes Cold
  • Down From the Sky
  • Rain
  • Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr
  • Capsizing the Sea
  • In Waves

A few clips so I can feel the magic some day in my old age…

How about a bunch of pictures? I took more. It was fun to have so many to chose from with only a few bad of the whole set.

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016

Trivium @ Denver, CO / 2016