Eric Church at Red Rocks
Last night wrapped up the two night performance of Chief AKA Eric Church at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrision, CO. and it is a night that I will never forget.
I was fortunate enough to be able to go to both nights of Eric Church's acoustic shows. The first night was my very first time at Red Rocks for a concert. I have been waiting for a very long time to go to a show there and I wanted to see a show that would mean a lot to me. So I waited years, then moved out of state and proceeded to wait 10 more before the right show came along. Eric Church is one of those artists to me that are such a high caliber and I knew that is who I really wanted to see my very first concert at the rock.
The first night he closed out the show with a song that I have a very deep connection to. That song encompasses many aspects of my life. From my father passing away, to relationships with people that I have met on my journey in radio and my career as a whole. I will admit, I certainly did cry when it came on. I never thought I was going to be able to hear that song live ever. Chief started to strum the chords to the song and a feeling came over me of peace and satisfaction that I have never felt with music before. That song is "Those I've Loved".
My friend, Anthony, is the one who turned me on to Eric Church. If it were not for him, I might not be such the fan I am currently. Much like I do, he holds Eric Church's music in a very high regard. I was so very thankful that I got the opportunity to have him meet someone who means so much to him! I promised him years ago that if I ever got the chance for him to meet Eric Church, I would do everything that I could possibly do to make it happen and last night I came through on that promise. Last night I feel that Justin got to experience what Anthony, my wife and I both feel when we hear Chief's music. It was a bonding experience that both of us won't soon forget.
Let's talk about night two at Red Rocks. Night one my wife and I were up at row 51, night two, we were down close! Row 15 to be exact. The performance was totally different, yet somewhat the same from the night before. Songs that were played the night before, were not on night two. The opening songs, including numerous covers, were not the same as the night before. I felt more connected to the music on night two. Eric Church brought out Cam on stage for a duet of "Like Jesus Does".
I sang along to every song, word for word. You honestly have no idea how many song lyrics you can remember until you are singing along word for word at a time frame of nearly two hours at a concert. There is no contest. This goes down in history as the best concert I have ever been to. Words cannot describe how I felt last night. Words cannot describe how I feel today after the past two nights. I've been waiting for this for such a long time and now I have accomplished both aspirations to see Eric Church and go to Red Rocks with two concerts spanning over two nights.
Normally, I would take a bunch of photos. I didn't do this go around. I wanted to be in the moment. However, I did want to take some photos to have for memories for years to come, not just for Facebook. These are my favorite photos that I took last night at Eric Church's acoustic performance at Red Rocks:
I cannot wait to see Eric Church again coming up on April 5th, 2017 for his "Holdin' My Own" Tour that will be hitting the Pepsi Center in Denver.