Wonder #7- “My band is playing __________!!! , O.K we are something now!”
I started this list with a somewhat obscure beginning point for the origin of rock music that is as much a fable as it is truth -The Crossroads in Mississippi. And I am good with that.https://caveoffame.com/2013/02/20/the-devils-music/
I wanted to finish with a music venue that is alive and well and where rock lives right at the moment I hit the publish button.
It has to have 3 things:
1. Credibility from the past- History of Rock music supporting it.
2. Credibility right now-A band practicing in a random garage anywhere in the world might dream that one day they will play there.
3. “It makes me wonder”-It has to be a destination that makes you want to visit and worth the effort no matter if you are a fan or a musician. It holds the weight of true wonder.
There have been many places rock music has been alive…from the to the Royal Albert hall to Budokan and everything in between like: The Hollywood bowl, The Fillmore East, Monterey Fairgrounds, CBGB’s, Central Park, The Hammersmith Odeon/Apollo, Madison square Garden and The Cavern Club in Liverpool- to name a few from a large list.
You can argue if you want but this is my page and I am first to attempt this so I give you:
Wonder of Rock #7 Red Rocks
The Beatles played here in 1964 and it did not sell out!
Jimi Hendrix played here.
This place truly rocks-it has rocks in its name and it is made out of rocks.
Rolling Stone just named it best concert venue in the U.S.A
The Rolling Stones have not played here, but they are still going so it could happen.
Robert Plant played here last week.
This place is friggin’ awesome (O.K I have not got here but that is how it holds in my brain!)
U2 picked this place for a concert movie/album and put it on the map for us non-believers to behold.
There is this whole ancient mystic thing…something that a place holds by itself and can’t be added in by developers.
There is a natural beauty about the setting that would make it a cool place to go even if there was no music.
3 thoughts on “Wonder #7- “My band is playing Red Rocks!!, O.K we are something now!””
My wife and I saw Springsteen there around 1980 and it,was, of course, awesome. They opened the gates around noon for a 7:30 show, so we spent the afternoon hanging out in that amazing place. It rained for a while at some point and nobody cared. Sat with a guy who had ridden from Nebraska on a motorcycle. We were right behind the sound board, and the sound board guy gave our friend from Nebraska a set list.
Bruce and the band came out around 5:00 for a sound check and greeted the already full house. They did 3 songs (I think) and then went backstage to get ready for the show. I’ll never forget it.
Thanks, that is a great story.