I could give you a music blogger perspective about Derek Vincent Smith
(Pretty Lights) being from Denver, about how awesome his new album is (you totes need to watch the 'Making of' video though). I could blab about how much work went into the show, the amount of voltage that went into the theatrics, or about how this was a two day extravaganza was in a venue with nearly perfect acoustics blah, blah, full band, blah blah but instead I am going to tell you a better story about..
my blondes and me.
Everyone we met was so nice and welcoming, they assured us there was plenty of room on their party bus for us so there was no need to use our back up plan. The bus ride added a lot to our experience dancing and bonding with people who were as stoked as we were to see this show, such a fun way to get to Red Rocks.
Deep Eddy's Vodka sponsored the bus ride to and from Denver to the amphitheater, I am not much of a vodka girl at all but I sipped a little of the Sweet Tea variety and truthfully it was pretty delicious (Plus they provided us with a safe, sober ride up the mountain and we can not be more thankful for that!).
I said it multiple times this weekend but I have to reiterate it here, NOTHING could have enhanced our experience more than meeting such a welcoming, fun group of loving souls! meeting this group of amazing people was the cherry on top of our great weekend sundae, and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for everything! <3
We hope to reunite with some, if not all, of these beautiful people in the future and continue to keep gaining life experiences and exploring the world surrounded by real, open and loving people. That is what it is about.
DISCLAIMER: IF YOU HAVE NEVER, OR ARE NOT USED TO, DRINKING IN THE HIGH ELEVATION (6,450 feet above sea level) THEN YOU SHOULD BEWARE OF IT'S EFFECT & TAKE IT EASY MAN, seriously. Consume responsibly, especially when you put a lot of money into have an experience because how much would it suck to not remember? Also you might get drunk and loose your tickets for a while, not saying that happened to us but it could. Don't learn this lesson the hard way.
The scenery of Red Rocks was breathtaking, from the minute we got off the bus for tailgating, until it was pitch black and the lasers were lighting up the rocks. Not to mention that music has been living within these rocks for over 100 years, word is that the first concert was produced (in some fashion) in 1906. I recommend that if this at all sounds appealing to you put it on the bucket list and keep an eye out for a good show to pop there, that is not an issue because there are cool events there all week long - from movies, to music, to yoga-on-the-rocks! Being within the momental sized monoliths, knowing that acts such as James Taylor, The Beatles, Eurythmics, Paul Simon, The Grateful Dead, The Eagles and many other artists have played here made me feel like I was a part of history.
I am not going to post pictures of the actual staged concert because A) my phone died and I don't have very many but B) because no photos or cell phone videos can even come close to encompassing the experience. The lights & lasers were mind blowing and the music rocked my soul - I LOVE PRETTY LIGHTS but what sticks out to me is the people, how amazing everyone I met was and the memories I created with my travel companions <3 Chloe, Shell & Laura.
After making a brief appearance at the after party it was time for my crew to head back to our classy ass motel and get three hours of 'sleep' before we have to get back to the airport. There were a few point during the night that could have lead down to negative occurrences but a combination of our positive attitudes and street smarts resulted in our safe return to Minnesota. :)
GALLERY // A Tribute to Blurred Pictures:
&&& we got social with it...
xox katia marie