Chemical Brothers @ Fillmore Auditorium: Denver, CO: September 26, 2007

When I lived in Breckenridge, CO., working at my fun little balls off at  Daylight Donuts and trying to be that this semi-pro snowboarder circuit, I made it my point to do the opposite of most folks for that region, time, mindset. Such as when the weekend arrived the flat lander of Denver would pack their gear, gather their little mindless kids and jump into their American  SUV to make that 1.5-hour migration through one of the most thrilling tarmac drives I’ve ever experienced leading into Summit County finest for a fun breath-taking weekend.

One of the perks of living in Denver, CO.

Amazing city!

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I, on the other hand, would make my way down into the city for some bright lights looking for action, treating myself to a fancy dinner, a fine smoke, and the occasional piece of ass. Ooooh, that empty Denver feeling.  Denver back in that day in time for me was what stuff, what dreams were made up. Perfect! Craft this, craft that!. Art Central here, art central there and weed was still ILLEGAL.

I have my pros and cons on all that, but that is a story for a different time.

Fillmore Auditorium was a great midsize venue that hosted various acts throughout time. Chemical Brothers, and the faint where just a few. Basic and plan in every way as it always feels, but the acoustics were precise and on point. None the less, when it came time to bounce, everyone did just that!

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I bought these tickets knowing that one of my favorite mid-American bands of the time would be opening for this techno duo Chemical Brothers. Which I thought was odd, and now as I believe I have formed a conclusion based on some brief homework and not finding a damn thing regarding The Faint ever in Denver other than a few miscues blogs entries.

Wish I could find my ticket stub.

“Chemical Brothers, Sept. 26, Fillmore Auditorium – One of electronic music’s top attraction in the 1990s, the Chemical Brothers are still at it, touring with indie faves The Faint.“- TIME-CALL

Seems to have been some cancellations around Sept 26,07 and The Faint was a last minute decision which worked out in the crowd’s favor.  Who would not want to see The Faint live in action before the main show came on and blew us all into orbit.

The Faint was everything they calmed to be and they put on their best songs from their 2nd album on. I somehow always felt that they managed to merge Eastern Euro Trash Techno with American Pop Rock, add a splash of EMO, and POP!!!!!

Chemical Brothers were just that. Electric charged liquid tones that bobbed and swayed the crowd into a trance. Bright lights, fast-paced music, with a tightly packed crowd which gave no room to those damn oddball techno dancers.

I’m happy someone had one of those none iPhone electronic devices to videotape the 13 minutes.!

 


 

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