Engaged at Red Rocks: Ten Year Anniversary
Rock and Roll fans will tell you, Blues Traveler at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the 4th of July is a wonderful, multi-sensory experience. Soulful inspiration found my wife, Liz, and I there ten years ago, July 4th, 2000. We became engaged to be married.
“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.[i]”
Listening to Live From The Fall, I can remember the warm dusk air at Red Rocks. The unmistakable harmonies of John Popper and company, Denver fireworks in the distance and the joy of the crowd: An enchanted evening.
It’s a milestone and a favorite moment. It’s a feeling I have to remember to duplicate whenever possible – to see my bride, somewhere beautiful, in a moment of bliss.
Most of the video online barely captures the sensation of listening to anything like the natural acoustics of Red Rocks so I’ll share this favorite sample of John Popper (Blues Traveler) playing No Woman No Cry live with Ziggy Marley.
See Red Rocks if you can, and dance under the stars.
[i] An incredible, brief history and geology of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre http://www.redrocksonline.com/PURENATURE/HistoryGeology.aspx