Landing Tickets to Red Rocks *SOLD OUT ILLENIUM SHOW*
Wow where can we start with this incredible trip. First was landing an invite to the pre-sale Facebook group where they gave us an early access code for tickets which went live 2 days before general public. Luckily, we ended up getting 2 tickets within 10 minutes of their release and thank god we did because they sold out on the same day.
Now that tickets were bought we needed to buy a flight I guess, right? We’ll we figured we could always sell them in case flight prices were too high but lucky us we found great deals on South West. Now the only thing left was to plan the rest of the trip.
Seeing as neither of us had stayed in Denver we figured we needed to make a trip out of it. What’s not to love about Denver? Breweries, incredible hiking, fantastic people and some unreal music venues *cough* “Red Rocks”.
This place has redefined what I constitute as a music venue. The pillars of rock reach sky-high into the beautiful Denver air and make for incredible acoustics for any band that comes through. On the night of the
As we walked up the steps, following the massive crowds into Red Rocks all I could think about what an unreal night we were about to stumble into. After we made it through the crowds we ended up getting a spot about 1/2 the way up the steps. Red Rocks is setup as a giant general admission amphitheater which has a beautiful view of Denver Colorado just in the distance behind the stage.
Our openning acts were Bass Physics and Said the Sky who both put on an incredible show. Said the Sky had so much energy and got the crowd pumped for the main act, Illenium. This is what we flew thousands of miles to see and the show did not let down. It was a mix of electronic music and old school rock style performance. At one point Illenium even smashed the guitar he was playing in a truly Jimi Hendrix style experience.
I could not say enough about this show and how the energy in the crowd was ecstatic. I also appreciated everyone around us who was insanely friendly. Because of the massive lines and distance to the water everyone had a Camelback on and whenever someone needed water they would ask around so 1 person could carry 3-4 back for others. I thought this was really kind seeing as though no one wants to miss the show. This really left a positive experience in my mind. I also loved having so much space at a concert. It was crazy to have so much room around you because each step in the amphitheatre is about 3-4 feet long so you have a ton of space to dance and enjoy the show. I would come back here time and time again.
On top of everything about 1/2 way through the show the moon rose over the stage which really set the mood. The experience was unforgettable. The laser lights lit up the amphitheatre in ways I didn’t know were possible. The show was magnificent and this topped the night. He closed with an incredible light show and one of his latest songs “Crawl out of Love” which was one of my favorite ones. I highly recommend checking out Red Rocks for anyone interested in live music. This is a place I will return to time and time again without hesitation.
Here’s to many other trips out west and continuing the music trend of seeing incredible acts in unreal places.
To wrap up I’ll post some more pictures from this incredible trip.