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I’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).
The 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.
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.
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.
Our first shot of the stage as we entered from the top.
Joe isn’t on my “Bucket List” but I’ve seen worse warm-up bands.
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.
“Don’t come around here no-more”
” Free Falling”
Leaving before they come back for an encore.
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