Foo Fighters - Red Rocks 9-9-08
The Foo Fighters show a few weeks back (the 2nd show) was amazing and worth the extra wait and hard work we had to endure to get there. Can you believe we bought our tickets last March? But the General Admission seats at Red Rocks Amphitheater were well worth it as well. We arrived in Morrison at 6pm when doors opened, and picked seats 7 rows up, stage right.
We sat next to some very nice people who brought an entire dinner with them to the concert, and had some leftovers to share including rotisserie chicken, french bread, 2 cheeses, and grapes. Such was the atmosphere at the show.
Dave and the boys played a humongous 2 hours and 15 minutes at one of the most gorgeous concert venues in the country with perfect weather that evening. They opened with 'our' song, Times Like These and blistered through all the hits and great tracks like All My Life, The Pretender, Let It Die, Long Road to Ruin, Cheer Up Boys (Your Make Up is Running), an incredible solo sing-along start to Everlong, lots of acoustic songs like My Hero, Skin and Bones, and Best of You.
The sound was great! They had a cellist and violinist on several songs, including a long instrumental on The Pretender. The acoustic songs had their own mixing board and sounded just like the album versions found on Skin and Bones.
They played 2 really obscure songs for the encore which we thought was a weird choice, but I guess it was for the die-hards who owned every album.
My absolute favorite was Monkey Wrench with an extended jam in the middle right before the "one last thing before I quit" part. The lights were crazy reds and whites, the whole band played so fast and loud. I LOVED it.
LA and I had such a great time at the sold out 9000+ seat show. The ringing in our ears finally stopped the next afternoon and I would highly recommend seeing the Foo Fighters to any rock music fan.