We were fortunate to get booked a solid four nights in a row in Colorado this April, with all of our shows in either Boulder or Denver. The drive was beautiful, the energy of Colorado and getting to stay with/visit our family we both have out there was so great, and the shows we got to play were all awesome for different reasons. I am extremely grateful that we had the opportunity to kick off the tour with a show at the Boulder Theater, opening for Beats Antique and their friend who goes by The Tailor. Beats Antique sold out the venue, and we played for a nearly-packed house to start the night! Plus I found out that there was a 12-year old boy, whose name I think is Max, who was there to see the first concert of his life. First concerts are always an epic memory, unless something super crazy happens like maybe you get stampeded by a herd of rhinos during an encore, and all your clothes end up missing by the end of the night. Then it would be a bad memory, but nonetheless, someone’s first concert is a strong memory! So to be part of that for this kid made it very special for me. The show was great and we had a blast. The next night we played Denver at a historic venue called Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom. The whole energy of the event was really bizarre when we got there, though what we feared was going to be a rough night, to put it lightly, turned out to be a jam-packed, epic party, and an all-around amazing experience and show for us. We opened for a band called Younger Brother from the UK who filled the place, and played a really impressive set. The crowd was really into Inspired Flight as well when we opened, and there were fire spinners, go-go dancers, and all sorts of artists with their works either on display, for sale, or actually creating paintings throughout the night while the bands played. It was a beautiful energy and we didn’t get back to Boulder that night till about 4am. By the time we left the club a snow storm had moved in that we had to drive through about half way from Denver to Boulder, which was a bit unnerving, but I am alive to type the tale so all is good. Don’t worry, everyone else who was there is still alive too. Our third show was back in Denver at a place called Vine St. Pub. The vibe was cool, the beer was awesome, and I had one of the best burgers I have ever eaten in my life at that pub that night! Unfortunately there were about ten people there for the whole two hours we played, but it was great practice for us to get tighter, and we still had fun (we always have fun). The last night we played Boulder again at a place owned by the same people as the night before, this time called Southern Sun Pub. There were a lot more people this time, and many were up on their feet in front of our table, dancing it up to our music big-time, which I love! So we had a blast the last night, and we really look forward to the next time we play some shows in CO. The people out there showed us a lot of love, and I suspect there will be some new Inspired Flight fans for the next batch of shows we do out there. If there aren’t then I will never go to Colorado again, nor make eye contact with anybody from there, even my own family, nor will I ever drink a Coors again. Though come to think of it, I’m pretty sure “never drinking a Coors again” has been my attitude since after high school anyway.
Boulder Theater show, 4/8/11
Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom show, 4/9/11
Vine St. Pub show, 4/10/11. We’re finally more popular than lunch Tuesday’s through Sunday!
Southern Sun Pub show, 4/11/11
Epic rest stop during sunset on our drive home, 412/11. Notice the frisbee next to OpenOptics. Inspired Flight baby. That’s what’s up…