Thursday, July 18, 2013

Red Rocks

Brian and I were fortunate enough to secure two highly coveted tickets for the John Mayer concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater here in lovely Colorado, which took place Tuesday evening.  Call it a belated anniversary celebration, call it a date night, call it what you will, it was AWESOME.

Never having been to Red Rocks before, I was in awe of how spectacularly unique the venue was.  Watching the sun set behind the aptly named red rocks and watching the lights of the surrounding cities flicker on was nearly as fantastic as the show itself.

And while Phillip Phillips certainly did his part in getting the crowd going, the energy that John Mayer brought was unreal.  If you haven't seen him live, I highly recommend it; he does not disappoint.  It's a nonstop performance as he moves almost directly from one song to the next.  And the guitar solos, oh the guitar solos.  Though I'm no expert, Mayer is amazeballs! He performed for almost 2.5 hours straight, stopping only to introduce his father, who was in town to visit family, and to talk to the crowd about his return trip to Red Rocks and his evolution as a performer.

While it took a bit of work to get into the venue and to our seats (it was a bit like a hike on a paved trail - ya know, getting a bit warmer than you'd like, having to catch your breath and give your Sconnie lungs a little break), but it was so, so worth it.

Thanks, Bri, for a great Tuesday evening treat!

John Mayer and Red Rocks in all their glory

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