Monday, July 25, 2005

Mark Knopfler at the Red Rock Amphitheatre...

Mark Knopfler framed against the glowering red rocks..

Throw in a good musician and a good concert arena together and the audience will usually have a good time. When the musician happens to be Mark Knopfler, and the arena happens to be the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.. we're talking only in superlatives here. It was MIND BLOWING! Mark Knopfler was GOD on his guitar, and the Red Rock Amphitheatre was heaven last Tuesday! This is one of the best concerts I've been to in my life.. and I should say it was totally worth the 80 bucks spent on it.

This is probably a good opportunity for me to talk a bit about the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It is one of the most famous concert arenas in the world. It is unique in that it is an accoustically perfect, naturally formed amphitheatre up in the Rocky Mountains. The stage is set in a gorge. The audience are seated on the sides of a mountain looking down into the gorge. There are two gigantic walls of streaked red rocks on either side of the amphitheater which act as perfect accoustic reflecters enriching the audience to the sound coming from the gorge. The high rise buildings of Denver provide the back drop when you look far beyond the mountains into the plains. A perfect setting for a superb concert.

Here are a few pictures from one of my previous visits to this place.. and some from the concert itself.

This is the way to the North East parking lot of the Arena.. through the rock.
The gigantic left and right walls of the concert arena. Two huge slabs of red rocks which give the arena its perfect accoustics.
At the concert..
A view of the arena from the stage..

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Blogger peppermiller said...

Those pics are awesome! I must say you have quite a talent for taking photos :)

I love the second one from the top. It gives a kind of illusion as if there's fire in the cave (although I can see its sunlight against the rocks). Wow!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

Hi Peppermiller,

Thanks for the compliment :-). You should take a look at some of my older posts. Some of my favourite pics are in there.

Also, check out the link to 'snapthoughts', one of the blogs I read.. Some really good pics.

8:31 PM  

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