After today’s climb, I ended up taking a 2 hour nap and then it was down to Denver for a little rock show. The concert was at the Ogden Theater. It is like a block away from the Filmore, where I have seen many shows, but never been here. Its even smaller! Great tight venue to see a band. I saw Puddle years ago. Then opened for somebody at Red Rocks. I wasn’t totally digging them then but I don’t often like bands when I hear the the first time ever in concert. I have to get to know you. So with Puddle doing their own headlining tour, I was excited to go!
When I bought the ticket, I was just going for Puddle. Then later, I looked up the concert and realized there were 3 other acts first. I missed the first group (on purpose) but arrived right before Rev Theory started playing. I like a few songs of theirs so it was a definite bonus to the show. The guys came out and rocked hard. 3 strong guitars and some animated singing. I loved it! A few songs I hadn’t heard before that I gotta get. Definitely made me want to check these guys out a bit more. After they were done, they came out into the crowd and were selling CDs and talking with fans. You never see the “big” bands do that. These guys were cool and nice to talk to. Tried to get a picture with Rich the singer but it was too dark.
Next was Saving Abel. My wife likes one of their songs a lot. They were good but I wasn’t as into them as Rev Theory. I took a break outside during their set and then when they finished, I ran for the fence before Puddle started.
All the pictures in this post are from Puddle via the iPhone. It does a worse job at concert photos than my old Treo. Doesn’t like the smoke and light. Plus you have to hold it still FOREVER to get a clear shot. Sucks. Nearly everybody is just bringing in a camera these days. I am going to do that for the next show. Done with camera phones at concerts. Never get anything good.
Anyway, Puddle played 90 minutes. Wes started off really sedated. I couldn’t tell if he was shy or high or what. But as the set progressed, he came alive and perked up. Some witty banter with the crowd. They did all the favorites and then some. Covered Nirvana, AC/DC and then broke into a song from Grease. Nothing like seeing some moshing to that song. Afterwards, they came and did a meet and greet. I just popped in and said hi and shook hands. It was a great show in a small club with the personal touch by all the bands. Everyone was out with the fans. Never seen that before!
Time for bed…but I can’t get it out of my head! Maybe I’m the one, maybe I’m the one…
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