When building this list, I thought of things that I had either never done, or used to enjoy and hadn’t done in a long time. In this particular case, I really wanted to see another concert at Red Rocks. If you’ve never been there, you just don’t know what you are missing. Between the spectacular natural beauty, incredible sound created by the amphitheater, or awe-inspiring views of the city, I would argue there is no better venue for a concert. In high school, I saw many concerts here, like Iron Maiden, Bryan Adams, The Hooters, among others, and I was fortunate enough to see Stevie Ray Vaughn perform here about a year before he died.
When perusing their calendar for the summer, I couldn’t really decide on who to see. I had initially settled on Chris Tomlin, who was having a 2-day stint there, but unfortunately the timing didn’t work. So, I kept looking and found a group called Get the Led Out. They are a Led Zeppelin tribute band and I’ve been wanting to see them for awhile. I’ve heard many good things, so I pulled the trigger and got us tickets. My nephew Eric and niece Danielle were there as well, and we managed to get pretty good seats.
The weather was absolutely perfect and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The show itself was incredible. If you closed your eyes, you almost felt like you were transported back to the 70s and were listening to Zeppelin live and at their best. They made it a point to tell everyone that they weren’t simply a “cover” band, but they were huge fans of the band. It reflected in their music and we had a great time.
And if you are ever thinking to yourself, “Man, I’m too old for rock concerts”, I want you to look at this guy rocking out with his walker and then kick yourself in the ass for ever having such a thought!!!