It was such a thrill to photograph a Tears For Fears concert – for the second time – but this go-round at our amazing Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Last time was just a year ago, my first time ever seeing them. For 2016, we photographed from the soundboard, which is always a challenge for me, since I like to stick my camera almost up a band’s nose (figuratively, of course). It also felt like Curt Smith’s voice was perhaps affected by the mountain air and sounded thin, like our atmosphere. Nonetheless, Roland still blasted out in full force and they crafted a lovely setlist of hits, nostalgia, plus songs off the beaten path.
Both the guys from Tears For Fears have a cheeky sense of humor. I actually LOLed when Curt said, “Have any of you heard our first album, The Hurting?” After a huge roar from the crowd, he quipped, “Too bad we’re not playing anything from it tonight.” … Then they launched into “Change.”
Newly minted Denverite Robert DeLong was the opener, and it was him on stage alone with a mix of electronic tools that help make up his sound. He is famous for using a Wii remote, along with a bunch of other instruments I cannot even begin to name, to make it sound like there are many more people onstage than just one person.
Another great night at Red Rocks.
Robert Delong Concert Photos
Tears For Fears Concert Photos 2016