I really had every intention of writing a long winded article about this show. How it was a lineup we might have only seen in the 90’s, how every band has been something to me at some time or another, how special it was for Denver to get this show and how many friendly faces I was looking forward to seeing at the show.
I wanted to take everyone on a trip down memory lane, yet not get soaked in nostalgia. The fact is, if I go too deep into this, that’s exactly how it would turn out. Turns out there’s a few facts that make this impossible.
Fact 1: My job is much better served on the back end of the site making sure it works correctly. Mad scientist mode is where I want to be.
Fact 2: I’m just not that great of a writer. I try, I sometimes surprise myself but unless it rolls out, I’m stuck in the great void of writers block or stumbling with perfectionism, which in turn creates writers block.
Fact 3: My wife is the individual who took all of the photos and she is about ready to lose her mind if I don’t get these up.
So this leaves you with the images to either kick yourself for not being at the show with The Queers, The Lillingtons, Mr. T Experience and PEARS at the Gothic Theatre in Denver or see lasting memories of the time you spent singing along to some of the greatest songs written in the last few of decades. These bands have set standards for most of us and they have all proven they can still enjoy themselves as well as keep us all singing along for years to come.
I’m absolutely happy we got the privilege of seeing this lineup and whats more, really happy we got a chance to really talk about “normal things” (cats, books, food, etc.) with the guys in Mr. T Experience.
Absolutely one of my favorite shows in a long time!!!
* all photos by Dawn Wilson (Wilson Photoworks)