Incredible night of music and a great way to celebrate the 4th of July!
It seems like only yesterday when it wasn't Katy Perry's "California Gurls" being played an absurd amount of times over the radio waves, but the song "Run Around" by Blues Traveler. In actuality, it's been 16 years since that song was played over and over like a toddler on a road trip asking "are we there yet?" After all the time past, Blues Traveler was still able to fill the soaking wet benches at Red Rocks. Fans cheered and danced to John Popper's incredible voice despite a down pour of rain that would make Seattle seem like a desert in comparison. The band decided to play their first album from 1990 creatively titled "Blues Traveler" in its entirety, in celebration of their 20th year release of the album, as well paying tribute to our 234th year as an independent nation.
The night was kicked off by the surprisingly popular Rebelution, a California based reggae outfit. Fans were feeling the vibe and singing along to the lyrics as their seemed to be a legitimate following for the group present. Then Blues Traveler took the stage only moments before hurricane Denver 2010 hit. With a tribute to America, lead singer John Popper started things off by playing the national anthem through his harmonica. Even a monsoon that would put the Bermuda Triangle to shame couldn't stop fans from being more than thrilled as the band jammed what seemed like non stop through their set. It was an incredible night of music, and a great way to celebrate the 4th!