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Red Rocks Amphitheater

In Denver on October 8, 2011 by Todd Cardon Tagged: , , ,

Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the greatest outdoor venues you could experience in this great nation. The natural acoustics couldn’t be greater and the seating arrangement fits close to ten thousand people!

The City and County of Denver is responsible for what events take place throughout the year. Obviously there isn’t much going on during the winter. But as soon as warm weather hits, it is quite the happening place.

For over 100 years now, this great location has been put to great use for a variety of concerts and other activities. The earliest recorded concert was in the early 1900’s.

Apparently in the early 70’, rock concerts were banned for 5 years. During that time, only milder type of bands was able to perform. Due to a mass population during a concert, there was a gathered mop that tried to push through security. This caused the security guards to set off tear gas. Apparently, the wind picked up and sent tear gas into the rest of the crown and onto the stage.

Not only does Red Rocks provide an ideal location for concerts and activities, but a place for recreation. My cross-country team would practice there from time to time. My coaches would have up run up and down the stairs on the sides, five times and then run along each layer of the amphitheater seating all the way to the bottom. We were exhausted by then. My high school also has their graduation ceremony there every year.

Regardless of your reasons for being there, you will never regret the experience of the natural acoustics and beauty of Red Rocks.

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