Thanks to my buddy Tim from Centennial for dragging me out of the house on a Saturday night. Perfect weather for the Rapids v. Salt Lake. Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce is a great Denver sports venue. When you're ready for intimate seating, great action and a unique crowd. You need to be at the Dick's for a Rapids game.
So what did I learn from the Rapids game? Always sit near Section 106 on the East side of the park. Especially if you want a Euro experience of ref baiting and selected insults towards members of the visiting team.
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After the Rapids, it was out to the First Bank Center in Broomfield for Sigur Rus, an Icelandic ambient space rock band. Probably the best sound and visuals I have ever seen at a concert. i know that's a big statement. You probably think I'm starting to lose it. This is no lie.
I'm not saying you won't find the music weird. The singing is either in the Icelandic native tongue or a made-up language. Truth. I took the video from the back of the hall, you'll see the lights for the sound mix and visuals station on the right.
Wait for the vocals. Vienna Boys Choir on LSD (not that I know anything about either). This band creates an atmosphere. it's a wall of sound. Phil Spector's wig would blow off from this sonic energy.
As best as I could tell, the band consists of guitar, bass, percussion, drums, a couple of keyboard players, trumpet, French horn, trombone and unknown electronics. What a drone zone.
The stage lighting (mixed with video) used scrims to distort the musicians. The lead guitar player loves to use a bow on his guitar. Check out where they make him look like a giant at the beginning of this tune.
So what did I learn from Sigur Rus? Basically, you gotta go for it. Seriously. Every day.
Don't be afraid to jump out of the box in whatever you're doing. Be fresh. Whether it's how you pack the groceries and give that special customer service or how you solve a problem working for a utility company out on the plains. Challenge yourself to do one new way of doing something each day. It'll keep you young.
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