This was the end of the Big Head Todd and the Monsters concert at Red Rocks in 2015. The weather that day had been a mix of... everything. There was sun, blue sky, clouds, lightning, drizzle, a downpour. We were just missing snow, hail, and a swarm of locusts. Maybe that was after the show.
The backstage area is cool because one wall of each dressing room consists of the natural rock formations. It's like they hired a decorator who was obsessed with The Flintstones. You expect the faucet in the bathroom to be a woolly mammoth snout.
Luckily there was a car that shuttled people from the parking lot to the backstage area, because it is a steep hike. I think it is a training area for people who want to summit Everest. Halfway up you see discarded oxygen tanks.
I especially liked the visitors center at the top of the hill. It features plaques that list every artist who played Red Rocks in a given year. For an information junkie like myself, that was fantastic. I could have spent hours just looking over the lists. I wish more venues would put together something like that.
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