Friday night I went to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The group was 1964 The Tribute, a Beatles tribute band. It was a perfect evening to wind down the summer.
If you have never been to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, then you are missing a really cool venue. The setting is just beautiful for a concert, the stage and seating area is surrounded by huge rocks, you have sky above you and over the top of the stage to the east you can see the city of Denver in distance. The amphitheatre is part of Red Rocks park. The website for Red Rocks describes it best:
“Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance.”
If you have a chance to see a concert at Red Rocks, do it! You will not regret it. So many artists have played Red Rocks, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, Ella Fitzgerald, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson to name just a small few who have graced the stage, in fact U2 filmed U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, which Rolling Stone magazine cited the performance of Sunday Bloody Sunday from that concert as one of the “50 Moments that Changed the History of Rock and Roll”
1964 The Tribute, plays pre-Sgt. Peppers era music from the Beatles catalog. The four guys dress up to resemble the outfits the Fab Four wore in those day. What was so good about the show, outside of the music, was seeing the wide range in ages of the audience. Young kids, parents and grandparents all gathered to enjoy the music of The Beatles, singing the classic hits, dancing to “Twist and Shout”. For me, having been born in the middle of the Beatles height of fame (yes I’m in my 40’s what can I say), I never got to see them live. 1964 The Tribute, while not the real thing, at least gave me a chance to somewhat experience what an early Beatles concert, musically at least, might have been. As I said in the beginning it was a wonderful way to wind down the summer, fall is near.
Photo from http://www.1964site.com