Train and Smash Mouth headline the birthday bash for Denver's top radio station
One of Denver’s most popular radio stations, Alice 105.9 turned 16 on Thursday night, and just like that show on MTV, threw the party of a lifetime with Train, Smash Mouth, "American Idol" finalist Lee DeWyze and Ryan Star present to help celebrate. Anyone who has spent any time sitting horrendous traffic in Denver have most likely audibly argued or sided with the random discussions of BJ, Howie, and Erica in the morning; or called in to voice their opinion with Slacker and Steve in the evening. The rest of the day, Alice is usually in the top five on most car radio presets. A packed house gathered to show appreciation for time spent listening to one of Denver’s most popular stations. Plus, there was the opportunity to catch some big musical acts who have had a song or three get some airtime on Alice. All of the DJs at various points were on hand as MCs for the evening's program, getting the crowd stoked for each band.
Ryan Star, who was a contestant on the CBS reality show “Rockstar” started the evening's events off, playing with a female backup who traded piano duties with him. American Idol winner Lee Dewyze, wielding his acoustic guitar and incredible vocals, continued in raising the energy of the crowd as he rocked through a musically sound set. Smash Mouth took the stage next, and was sure to play all of their radio hits that got more than their fair share of playtime in years gone by. Train headlined the show, and received the warmest reception, as well as brought the birthday shenanigans to a climax. The band made sure to play their biggest hits such as “Calling all Angels" and “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”.
It was the biggest of birthday bashes, and a proper sweet 16th for the radio giants. — Josh Barrett, Special to Metromix