Those Rocks are Red, That’s What Petty said

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Tom Petty111.jpgI’ve mentioned my “Bucket List” before. Most people have something similar.  I’ve made mine simple because I’m poor and I don’t want to be stressing toward the end of life trying to finish a list of crap that is unobtainable.

Seeing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at Red Rocks is on my list. Well it was(check).

Tom Pettty ticket.jpgThe opening act for Tom Petty was Joe Cocker. I’m not a huge Joe Cocker fan but I wanted to hear him sing the song “You can leave your hat on”.
Krista and I arrived two hours early so we could partake in some tailgat’n festivities, knock down a couple of brews and change our attitude a bit.

Krista and I 6-1-10.jpg The sky was totally overcast but it wasn’t really cold. The clouds were supposed to hang around to all night but it wasn’t expected to rain.

Good because as I told you before I’m done with rain this season,(and I forgot my poncho). 

     Here’s a young lady gett’n her groove on with her friend Jack Daniels and a hula hoop.

                                        Here’s a few shots from the parking lot.

Even I know that alcohol and rock climbing don’t mix. Look at these yuppies below living dangerously. This reckless duo was ejected later for trying to get on stage and Hi-5 Joe Cocker.  

                       See what alcohol will do to you. Children teach your parents.

Old dudes climbing.JPG                                         The Red Rocks as seen from my tailgate.
Red Rocks.jpg                                    The stairs leading into Red Rocks AmphitheaterThe Stairs.JPG

                               Not sure who this guy is but I liked his shirt.
Rockies dude.jpg                                          The white Saab I had to jump start.

Saab I had to jump start.jpg The two guys below had a rough go at this show too. The skinny guy took a boot to the head inside Joe Cocker’s moshpit and had to be airlifted outta there. 

The larger guy was injured when he vomited on the crowd while bodysurfing thus triggering his quick release and quick fall. He was treated and later released.

Party animals.jpg Bodysurfing…Really? C’mon that’s had it’s time like the wave. Lets stop this nonsense 🙂

                         Our first shot of the stage as we entered from the top.

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                                                Denver in the background.
You can see denver.jpg                                              Joe gett’n his Cocker on.

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Joe and his Band 2.jpg                                         Here’s Joe performing a couple of his hits.

                                                           Here’s another.


                           Joe isn’t on my “Bucket List”  but I’ve seen worse warm-up bands.

Joe Cocker on stage.JPG Sorry Joe, you can leave all your clothes including your hat because we came to see Tom Petty.
                      Props to Joe for still “Hav’n it”. He did sound pretty good.

                                  TOM PETTY and the HEARTBREAKERS

This was the kick-off show for Tom Petty’s Mojo Tour 2010. He couldn’t have picked a better venue. Red Rocks in Morrison Colorado is the best place on planet earth to see a live show. 
      If you think I’m wrong then you’ve never lost your breath walking up the stairs here.

I managed to get some decent video but the spotlight on Joe Cocker and Tom Petty kept messing up my pictures of their faces.

                                                        These are the best I could get.

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Stage with Denver in the Background.jpg


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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers jamm'n.jpg.               

                                                       “Don’t come around here no-more”


                                             ” Free Falling”                                                                  

                                       Leaving before they come back for an encore.

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 I ran into Captain Earthman at the end of his shift. He’s a big Tom Petty fan. We watched the final song “Running down a dream” at the top of the Amphitheater. I was waiting to hear that song all night.
                    In fact…That song was playing in my head the entire drive home.

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Good bye.jpgScratch Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers off my list. Maybe I better slow down or I’ll run of things to do. 
                                           Next concert for Krista and I..

                            RUSH…August 2010…Red Rocks..16th Row.
                                                 I’m “D” The Rockpile Ranter
      Remember if it’s too loud you’re not too old, you just need to invest in some earplugs…D

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  1. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    Awesome! Looks like you had a rockin’ time. That Rush concert should be one.
    Rockies are rockin’ and looks like Ubaldo’s the one to beat this year. It’s good to be a Rockies fan 🙂

  2. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    R-LUV-I’m rocked out. I’m not surprised at all about Ubaldo. We all knew his time would come. Great to be a Rockies fan my friend…D

  3. luvmyrox

    Looks like a great time! Glad you got to scratch one thing off your list. Funny how Tom looks the same as always, but I couldn’t have picked Joe out of a line up. 😀

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