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Even with all the devastation plaguing the state of Colorado, the Lumineers still played to a sold out crowd amidst the rain Sunday evening at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo.
Opener and fellow Denver-native band The Outfit provided an up-tempo transition into the 1960s-esque Dr. Dog. The inclement weather was quite a contrast to the charming melodies gracing these brave fans that came out and could actually celebrate under the rain for the time being.
This brings me to the best $3 I have ever spent and the reason I could enjoy the music comfortably: a pancho.
“Hey thanks for braving the weather!,” Lumineers lead singer Wesley Schultz shouted as the bright lights illuminate the fog of rain that is blanketing the amphitheater.
Schultz and the Lumineers proceeded to make every fan’s decision to come support them worth it with their cover of Bob Dylans “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” It wasn’t over there, the local Denver band continued to make the trip deep into the crowd and perform on a tiny stage to join everyone out in the rain and then returned to a stage occupied by the Colorado Symphany Orchestra, who would play the remainder of the show behind the five piece band.
The upbeat music bellowing between these two rocks for the entire concert seemed to coincide with the heartening mood of the crowd. Living in Boulder and experiencing all the destruction that occurred this past weekend, it was a quite pleasant change to travel to Red Rocks and experience such a positive environment.
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