Friday, May 27, 2011

U2 road trip

So, after finding out that NATACHA GILLIS is a dishonest person and having to buy new tickets for the U2 concert (fortunately there were some still available), we decided to spend the day sightseeing. We drove out to Central City for a breakfast of country fried steak and eggs at one of the casinos my sister-in-law's friend works for- Johnny Zs.

Here are some photos on the way up to and around the old mining/new casino town of Central City.



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Then, we drove over to the Red Rocks Amphitheater where U2 performed their landmark concert performance of Sunday Bloody Sunday in June 1983 which they recorded and made them legends of rock and roll.




The clouds, blue skies, and red rocks were spectacular. The next picture is a camera "oops" but I kind of like it of the clouds reflected in the car windshield.
Here's a model of the amphitheater. There is also a gift shop and a Music Hall of Legends for viewing.
During the day, the amphitheater and the surrounding parklands are available for recreational use and boy, are they used! Plus, there are no parking or day use fees.  Here is a zoom-in photo of downtown Denver.
Unfortunately, I was in no shape to work out, hobbling around on my crutches.

And here's the classis U2 video with a little intro. Enjoy!

7 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Great photos , glad you were able to attend

Ed said...

U2 at Red Rocks? Perfection!!! Great shots too..:-))))))

Mary said...

Great video, Ahhh remembering my youth! Thanks

Dreaming said...

I'm tired just from looking at your pictures of folks exercising! Glad you had a great concert. Red Rocks is fairly close to me, but I've never been there. I guess I need to fix that!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Boy, that brings back fond memories. When I was in college at Cheyenne (A LONG time ago), we drove down to see Kiss at Red Rocks. One of my all-time favorite concerts to this day. Mostly because going to a concert at Red Rocks is an experience in itself. There are no 'bad' seats and the acoustics are awesome.

Central City has always reminded me of Deadwood in South Dakota. We've never stopped there though, not sure why...my husband almost never passes a casino. LOL

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great pics. Central City looks like a very unique and interesting place. And how lucky are you?! To not only get to see U2 (one of my my favorite bands of all time!) but to be able to see them at Red Rocks, too! Red Rocks is too cool! I'm envious!

~Lisa

Fantastyk Voyager said...

We went to Red Rocks Amphitheater in the afternoon but not to see a performance. That was still to come, in the Denver Broncos Stadium. This classic video is from 1983. Notice how young Bono and the band look? We found out that a lot of fans visited Red Rocks that day, kind of a pilgrimage, of sorts.