Not only did I get to see my favorite band of all time… I got to see them TWO TIMES in a MONTH. One was in Austin, Texas, and the second was in Denver. Both were equally my favorite evenings ever, but both were different from one another. The one in Austin was for Austin City Limits. This was a festival of 400,000+ people in attendance. I was there all day, very sweaty and very tired. But it was the best night of my life and I did indeed cry… a lot. But enough about Austin- this post is about the best concert I’ve ever seen in Denver.
A week and a half later, I got to see them in Denver. FINALLY. This was the show that was supposed to be in March but got rescheduled to October. I had to wait over a year for this show because I pre-ordered them in September of 2016. The day had finally come.
Denver is and a half hours away from Albuquerque if you drive, which we decided to do. It is not a hard drive, so I’d suggest any Lobos wanting to go onmini vacations to check out Colorado.
So we got to Denver at three p.m. and had time to get ready, which yes, I used every minute of that two and a half hours! After we got ready, we decided that it would be easier to not drive and take an Uber. When we got there, it was hard to not contain the excitement. Seeing all the fans wearing the famous red symbol felt like I belonged. We got to our seats and were amazed at how good they were. We were right in the front! Well, not literally, front row past the pit tickets. I was going to be able to see the show without a tall person blocking my view (a commonplace at concerts for a girl close to dwarf-size).
They had two opening acts. One was the drummer of Pearl Jam giving the sickest solo you’ve ever seen. The second was an amazing jazz group where the lead singer played the trumpet and trombone. He gave a 1-minute trill solo WITHOUT STOPPING. Phenomenal.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers started at 9 and played for two hours straight. Their setlist was similar to those this tour but had some unique songs of their own. They played one of my favorites “Don’t Forget Me”, which I did not expect but was pleasantly STOKED. The best part of the show was that candles were above the crowd, and they moved around and changed colors as different songs were played. It was beautiful.
Best concert ever. Best month ever. Life is complete.