Bush / Theory of a Deadman @ Ogden Theater / Denver, CO / 2015

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When any band that I love gets booked at the Ogden, it is better than Christmas. This place is the best indoor small venue in Denver by my tastes. And of course, Bush is a lifelong favorite of mine. When the disbanded a decade ago, I was sad. But the reformation has new music that embraces the old sound yet continues the journey. And Gavin remains one of my few man-crushes in life.

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I saw Bush for the first time while in college. They played at Purdue University with No Doubt. He married that ghost of a lead singer of that band of course. But we know who the true musician in the household is there.

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The set started newer and went to old. I was kind of starting to wonder if we were gonna get to the classics or not. Had me worried for a second. You could just play Sixteen Stone from start to finish for me. That is what I did in my dorm room. Play. Repeat.

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Gavin did his usual run around the crowd move.

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Check out my video to see how close I came.

I heard an interview with Gavin recently and he was talking about the process of becoming a song writer. He didn’t know where to start. Funny. He is pretty damn good at it.

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Setlist:

  • The Sound of Winter
  • Loneliness Is a Killer
  • Everything Zen
  • Swim
  • Greedy Fly
  • This House Is On Fire
  • The Chemicals Between Us
  • The Gift
  • The Only Way Out
  • Just Like My Other Sins
  • Mouth
  • Swallowed
  • Eye of the Storm
  • Letting the Cables Sleep
  • Little Things
  • Machinehead
  • Once in a Lifetime
  • Glycerine
  • Comedown

Oddly I had never seen Theory of a Deadman before. But finally they were touring with somebody I loved so it was a great match up. So many funny catchy songs. It was a stellar set. Although, they don’t quite reproduce the gruff vocals from the album like I thought they would.

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Scored a pick too!

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Setlist:

  • So Happy
  • Lowlife
  • Not Meant to Be
  • Blow
  • Santa Monica
  • Drown
  • Angel
  • Hate My Life
  • Bad Girlfriend

Thanks for a great show! I will be back when you are.