A Week In The Rockies
Denver, CO – As the summer continues to heat up multiple worlds collided for SES this past week in Colorado with three separate headlining acts coming through the greater Denver area in a week’s time. Longtime SES friend Darius Rucker along with Glass Animals performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre while Coors Field hosted the Zac Brown Band. While the week had its ups and downs weather wise, every show lived up to the excitement that naturally surrounds any event at venues of this magnitude.
Glass Animals kicked off the festivities in front of an electric crowd whose passion was immediately put to the test by subpar conditions. As heavy rain began to fall early in the set SES’s team led by Troy Grubb, Dave Stover and Chip Fischesser worked feverishly alongside Red Rocks and Glass Animals staff to cover all of the gear, ensuring the equipment would not suffer any damage during this onslaught. After only thirty minutes, lighting moved in and officials were forced to pause the show. After a one hour delay fans returned to the venue for the remainder of the set which went off without a hitch. Despite the lingering drizzle and cool temperatures Glass Animals fans were at full force. Combining their unwavering passion with the scenic setting of being at Red Rocks everyone involved was lucky enough to be part of a truly epic night.
Fortunately, the bad weather moved out before Saturday, when the Zac Brown Band took to the stage (G2 Structures) downtown Denver. SES’s lighting package lit up the home of The Colorado Rockies Saturday night in front of approximately 50,000 fans for Denver’s turn to host the Welcome Home Tour.
This particular show provided multiple companies in our network (www.concertstuff.com) the opportunity to work alongside one another showcasing the many advantages of turnkey solutions. In addition to the lighting package provided by SES, SET provided The Welcome Home tour with thirteen 53 foot trailers. G2 Structures (stage), Guardian Barrier Services (barrier system), Field Protection Agency (turf protection) as well as Spotrental (spotlights) all played additional key roles ensuring another successful show.
Heading back down Highway 70 SES caught up with Darius Rucker who is currently making his way through the Midwest promoting his new album “When Was The Last Time” which is due out later this year. With the atmosphere provided by a sellout crowd at one of the most iconic venues in the world, fans enjoyed a beautiful mountain night filled with great music as well as a special armed forces tribute during the show which included Darius presenting one deserving veteran with the keys to a new home. Known for his charity work Darius will rejoin the rest of Hootie and The Blowfish this weekend in Charleston for their annual fundraiser benefiting public education in South Carolina.
In addition to Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, and Glass Animals SES had the opportunity to catchup with The Wood Brothers who supported The Tedeschi Trucks Band during their two-night stint at Red Rocks. During the Sunday evening show, fans were treated to a fitting guest appearance by Zac Brown who performed briefly with The Wood Brothers. Getting the opportunity to see two separate SES clients on stage together at Red Rocks Amphitheatre truly summed up what a special week it was in Colorado.