Mile High Music Festival Greetings

Hello from Commerce City, Colorado (which is pretty much Denver)!  I’m back at the hotel after Day 1 of the Mile High Music Festival.  I’m a bit zapped from being out in the sun all day, but I wanted to offer a few random thoughts from the festival:

  • Holy crap! You can bring lawn chairs in? I am so glad that we packed them, they were awesome today!
  • There was absolutely no tailgating possible, or at least by the time we got there (3pm) everyone had cleared out
  • The beer attendants weren’t doing that great of a job checking ID’s initially, but they must have gotten the memo later in the evening.
  • O.A.R. rules, so does Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Tom Petty was really cool, but I was ready to go home early
  • Commerce City has a lot to learn about running a festival & traffic control, because of them our taxi cab fare tripled.
  • The Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is a very nice venue. They opened up the inside of the stadium and it turned out to be the best kept secret of the whole Festival. We had access to working bathrooms and nice shade.
  • $8 for a beer? You’ve got to be kidding

I was hoping to post a few pictures, but my camera card reader is in the car. Hopefully I can post some before I go back tomorrow.  Sunday I get to see Flogging Molly, the Flobots, The Roots & Dave Matthews Band!

Are you at the festival? Hit me up on Twitter!

DMB Colorado Update – they’re coming*

An update on last week’s rant on DMB not scheduling a Colorado date – it turns out they are taking part in the Mile High Music Festival.  The rumors were off by 1 day (but makes sense if they’re doing a festival).  They’re headlining Sunday.  There are going to be a ton of bands there including Spearhead, Tom Petty, John Mayer, the Black Crowes, O.A.R. and the Roots + a ton more.  A 2-day pass is $150, and a 1 day is $85 – a pretty good deal considering you’d probably pay $150 seeing 2-3 bands.

Bethany and I are blocking the weekend of July 18 & 19 to go to this, it should be a blast.  There is a pre-sale going on if you go to the stations web site, sign up to be an “Interactive Member” which is free, then you’re given access to the pre-sale code & link to the pre-sale site.  We picked up our tickets.

I only put an “*” next to this because typically festival concerts aren’t the same as single-headline shows and typically run shorter. Additionally, my Warehouse Membership is basically useless for another year, since they’re not offering any Warehouse pre-sales – bummer.  At least I won’t have to consider traveling to see DMB.

Are you going?  Let me know so maybe we can tailgate and get a big group together.