Green Day @ 1st Bank Center / Broomfield, CO / Apr 2017

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After being gone for too long, Green Day is back on tour. Excited that they are coming to Colorado twice this year. This show was a great midweek treat that I was looking forward to. This venue it paperless tickets so I proceeded through my usual process to get in. As I approached the floor, the guy stops me and says my ticket isn’t good for the floor. I looked down and I see that it says “GA….BOWL”. What is bowl? My blood temp is rising. He points up and says I have to go sit in the rafters in the back of the venue. I was floored. Somehow in the presale I got “GA Bowl”. Not “GA Floor”. Never happened to me before.

So I begrudgingly sat through the show in the back. I still enjoyed but it wasn’t the same. I wanted to go home but I stuck it out. Wha.

I will say that Green Day always delivers. They came on by 8:30 and played until 11:00. Bands these days struggle to start by 9:30 some nights. Lots of songs. Mostly American Idiot stuff.

Still had fun but I am going to check my tickets next time.

  • Know Your Enemy
  • Bang Bang
  • Revolution Radio
  • Holiday
  • Letterbomb
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • Longview
  • Youngblood
  • 2000 Light Years Away
  • Hitchin’ a Ride
  • When I Come Around
  • Burnout
  • Waiting
  • Minority
  • Are We the Waiting
  • St. Jimmy
  • Knowledge
  • Basket Case
  • She
  • King for a Day
  • Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / Hey Jude
  • Still Breathing
  • Forever Now
  • American Idiot
  • Jesus of Suburbia
  • Ordinary World
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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