Last week a group of my friends and I were in Denver for Indie folk-rock band, The Head and The Heart with Hippo Campus at the amazing Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Red Rocks is an open-air amphitheater built into the rock structure just outside of Denver. The weather was perfect for an outdoor stadium seating concert and the place was packed to the nines with die-hard fans for both bands.
The second Hippo Campus walked on to the stage the entire audience of over 9,000 people rose to their feet to greet the band with excitement while the sun was still on the horizon. People were jamming out to their catchy songs, grabbing beers and cocktails, enjoying the evening. As the sun began to set during Hippo Campus’ performance, you couldn’t help but notice the unbelievable scenery as the sun reflected off of the giant “red rocks” surrounding the amphitheater. The Head and The Heart kicked off the night with an upbeat performance of “All We Ever Knew” and was working the crowd. From our seats up above, the city of Denver was in perfect view for this iconic venue as the band played on.
As the concert was coming to an end, we were gearing up to head out, but then The Head and The Heart continued on to play three more songs ending with “Rivers and Roads”. You can tell that the fans were really waiting for them to play this song, ending on a high note for the night. All-in-all you couldn’t ask for more on a beautiful Thursday night. I’d highly recommend anyone to go to any concert at Red Rocks as the venue is just truly incredible.
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Photos & Words by the Setbon brothers