I got the Mumford and Sons Red Rock in last night and watched it. It’s particularly of interest to me as I made a tour of Colorado last summer on my Harley and hit the Red Rock Amphitheater about a month prior to this concert. Catching an Emmylou Harris, Steve Martin, and Arlo Guthrie show there. Wearing my ‘This Machine Kills Fascists’ (Woody Guthrie) t-shirt (disclaimer; I’m not claiming to be the world’s biggest authority on any of these artists).
I was actually pretty keen to just see any show at Red Rocks as I have heard about it over the years here and there. Mumford and Sons makes a pretty big point of it too as being noted as one of the most spectacular venues to play. As it was already mentioned here; the venue itself probably could have been featured more dramatically/artfully on this disc, but it gives you some idea of what it’s like anyway. I was really impressed to see it in person anyway and that was after over a week of Harley riding through Colorado’s best scenic roads.
I haven’t been tuned into Mumford and Sons all that much beyond seeing all of the accolades they have achieved recently. I’m not expressly familiar with their music, but the genre makes a pretty entertaining live performance experience. I might wish that upright bass was more predominant personally; I specifically chose a sealed sub for tighter musicality over fx. Lots of drums/percussion though that gave it a workout.
As a side note to my Red Rocks Amphitheater visit; I stopped by the Columbine Memorial the next morning wearing my t-shirt from the night before. The backstory not just me being from Oklahoma and some feeling of kinship to Arlo and/or Woody Guthrie, but more of homage to music generally that I believe took a bad rap for links to inspiration of Columbine and the suicides that Ozzy Osbourne took the blame for in the 80s(?), etc.
If you look at the date and time stamp on my photo you’ll notice it was the morning before the Aurora Theater shootings. You can interpret that however you like; an exceptionally bizarre coincidence, etc. I personally felt like it was somehow more than an exceptionally bizarre coincidence.
It defiantly added to the mystique of my visit to the Red Rocks for me in the very least….. sorry if that was an overshare, but thought I would tell my Red Rocks Amphitheater experience story.Colorado Summer 2012 657_2
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