Rockin’ on the Rocks – 4th of July

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Rachel Faulkner writes, Coloradans are famous throughout America – for our skiing, for the Convention last year, for our overall awesomeness.

Coloradans are famous throughout America – for our skiing, for the Convention last year, for our overall awesomeness. Ok, maybe not many people know about that last one. But the point is, we live in a state that has some pretty cool “stuff”, like Red Rocks. You have to admit, Red Rocks…well…rocks! It has a gorgeous view, of course, and is the best place in Colorado to enjoy a concert. Orlagh Fallon once raved about it to me, saying it was a very beautiful and spiritual place for her. And it was even cooler on the 4th of July. That fine night was the night of a concert for the band “Blues Traveler”. Now I’m not crazy about the band, but they do have some pretty good music. The evening started out with a shower – the rain fell in buckets and we couldn’t even go hide in our cars, because there was no readmission. It was pretty cold and miserable, especially for those of us who thought our jackets were rainroof. There were two comedians there, but my family quickly high-tailed it to the Visitor’s Center after they started talking. They were the WORST comedians I have ever heard, dropping foul language every other word and completely forgetting that they were supposed to be funny. Needless to say, we were a little disappointed, but soon enough the warm-up band took the stage. “Black Joe Louis and the Honey Bears” was their name and they were amazing. They played well and long into the night, until the last traces of sunlight had disappeared. That was when the real show began. The benifit of being at Red Rocks on the 4th is the view. You can see Downtown Denver all the way out to the southern suburbs, and, being the fourth of July, there were fireworks everywhere you looked. We could see maybe thrity different shows flaming into the dark. It was incredible! Last came the actual band, “Blues Traveler”. By this time, the crowd was riled up and loud, tossing beach balls throughout themselves. The band was really good – richly loud and excited themselves. It was a wonderful experience and, though my ears are kinda sore, I would recommend it. “Blues Traveler” plays every 4th of July, so next year might just be your year to go to Red Rocks for the 4th!

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