Monday, July 2, 2012

What it’s all About: The Shows that Made it all Worthwhile


By Brian with Virgil Dickerson, Michelle Landes, and John Wenzel

You know those conversations (read: games of verbal one-upmanship) where people brag about the amazing, mind altering, orgasm-inducing shows they’ve seen throughout the years? You know how you always have your own personal greatest show ever that you offer to the assembly (read: I see your bet and raise you one)? And you know how there’s that one guy who saw that show with Dead Kennedys, Minutemen, Black Flag, DOA, The Descendents, a resurrected Jimi Hendrix, The Clash from 1976, Elvis from 1956, Bob Marley before he was discovered by frat boys, and fucking Nirvana when they were in junior high? (That guy sucks.) Anyway, I asked several Denver notables about the best shows they’ve ever witnessed, and a handful of them actually got back to me. (This is probably going to be a two-part series because of the scant response — which works anyway due to space limitations. So if I sent you an email, it’s not too late to get those replies into me!) Here a few responses from folks who have contributed in some meaningful way to Denver’s music scene.


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