An evening at Red Rocks Amphitheater is a dream for many performers and concert goers. I’ve been fortunate to see a variety of performers there since I’ve lived in Colorado.
Sunday night, with Joe Bonamassa on the stage, we were treated to a second show in the sky. The waxing gibbous moon rested between Saturn (not pictured) to the left and Jupiter to the right. The first image was taken during the show from a lower row and the second was taken afterwards from the top level behind the seats. The point of reference provided by the Amphitheater is the same and gives great perspective.
“Still the One,” an iconic song written by Shania and her then husband, Mutt Lange, 21 years ago is a little bittersweet when you consider how their marriage imploded when he left her for her best friend.
In the aftermath of their breakup she and the friend’s husband consoled each other and ultimately fell in love. Her current CD was written with both the heartbreak and strength as a backdrop.
Shania hasn’t toured since 2003 but is now back on tour with a superbly choreographed show including a kickass drummer Elija Wood, a troupe of excellent dancers, and some fun special effects. None of this would matter if her voice wasn’t as beautiful as ever. If you have the chance to catch her on this tour, I highly recommend it! 🎶💗🎶
This is the song Jason Aldean was singing when gunshots rang out. It’s a beautiful song from the Night Train CD which is one of my favorites. This particular song holds deep meaning in our house. I’m a country music fan, as anyone who knows me already knows.
Some of my happiest memories have been at country music concerts. There is nothing like the power of a live show and the energy in the crowd. I’ve seen Jason Aldean several times and he never disappoints.
As this morning’s news unfolds the only story is of a horrific shooting at the hands of one man with more weapons than the second amendment ever intended at a concert. I’m again wondering, when will it end.
The details of motive are yet to be answered. I’m listening to interviews with other artists who were there and they are all people I’ve seen before. Just like school shootings impact me personally as a teacher, this hits my heart. It’s a sad day.