STP is getting up there into Metallica numbers for me. I have seen them so many times in so many places. So after just seeing them last fall on a reunion-ish tour, I was excited to see them again this summer with their new album out at my favorite venue on the planet. And to top it off, I worked my magic again and secured a row 2 center stage ticket. Doesn’t get closer or better than that.
Only took my iPhone this time and was seeing if it did any better at concert shots. Not so much. I just need to take my SLR but I don’t care that much. Just trying to capture the moment a bit for myself. Plus, everyone is shooting pictures like crazy these days so it gets you in the mood.
They opened with Heaven & Hot Rods off No. 4. I was surprised by that one. These guys never open with the same song no matter how many times I see them. Its always some seemingly random song that I sort of forgot about.
Didn’t’ realize it until Scott said it but this was the first show of the entire tour. That was fun. They were pretty pumped up to be out and playing again. I think it showed. As always, Red Rocks was given its props for being one of the most magical places in the world to play.
Interestingly, there was an event staffer roaming the crowd telling people to stop taking video if she could tell that was what they were doing. Never seen that before. Anyway, off the new album, Hickory Dichotomy.
They played some stuff that they admitted had not been played since the mid-90s. It was cool to get a new set of songs versus the usual set. But the classics and favorites were there too. Played a 2 song encore then did the usual bow and ended the show. Always a solid night with STP.
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