Jimmy Buffett at Red Rocks
Denver, Colorado: Dave and I slipped
out of stormy Portland and flew to Denver this morning. Something about Jimmy
Buffett playing at
Red Rocks Amphitheater. An opportunity I certainly did not want to miss.
Conveniently enough, my Brother Steve lives in Denver and is a bigger Parrothead than me. Which is really saying something.
A quick snack (pre-functioning) before heading out to the show:
Brother Steve, his wife Kris, and their kids, Delaney and Michael.
My Baby Bro (I am the eldest of five; Steve is the youngest) arranged for a car
and driver for the night. It was nearly 70 degrees in Denver when we landed, but
at this elevation (6400), we knew it would cool-off. I wore three layers - and
brought a jacket - to this tropical concert!
Completed in 1941, this venue is an amazing work of Mother Nature,
the CCC's and the WPA. The 9000 seat amphitheater is virtually carved in stone -
with beautiful views over Denver.
From the top, with a nearly full moon tonight, it's like
standing on top of the world.
Aren't we just a bunch of posers?
We saw this couple and I asked for a photo. Maybe I should rethink my vote?
would Buffett's campaign offer? Mandatory flip-flops in all schools?
Kris and I posting with the kids - the moon was nearly full
When Kris was very pregnant with their daughter, we had all dress-up and
were off to some sort of charity gala in Portland. We were in the living
room of Lisa's godmother, Nancy, before the gala, and somehow started talking
about what they were going to name their baby. (I can't remember exactly,
but I think Steve and Kris were going to name her Melissa or Melanie? Kris
will correct me.) Jimmy Buffett had a new song about his daughter, Sarah
Delaney, and they both liked the name Delaney. Nancy suggested "Delaney Kristine"
and there ya go! True story. Nancy loves to tell the story of
Delaney being named in her living room. Our niece will be 22 in December.
Jimmy has a song named "Delaney Talks to Statues" and would you believe he
sang it tonight? He rarely, rarely, rarely sings this song in concert.
Planets aligned much? You know we were all crying like babies.
Another great Jimmy Buffett concert in the books, and what an amazing venue.
We are so happy to have experienced this evening with My Brother and his
One more thing: There is a new member of the family. Steve and Kris adopted
a rescue pup whom they have named Hashtag... but, just like Prince,
Hashtag's name is not written in letters, but with a symbol only: #. Too
# is a girl.
Until my next update, I remain, your Red Rocks correspondent.
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