Skillet returned to Denver last month for their first show at our new Mission Ballroom, and they did not disappoint. I had never seen them before, and as a non-religious person, I wasn’t sure exactly what a “Christian Metal” show would be like – but I never felt anything but uplifting hard rock all night.
Pop Evil opened the night and set the tone – loud with high energy. Next came Sevendust, another band who I have always wanted to see live. Lead singer Lajon Whitherspoon is a powerhouse; band members Clint Lowery and John Connolly were among the friendliest guitarists I have seen in a while – having sincere back and forth rapport with fans while they were playing.
But Skillet really captivated the entire crowd, with every member of the band contributing to the fray. Lead singer John Cooper was all over the stage and even had fog and fire cannons on his arms at one point. Korey Cooper was magnetic, rocking out on guitar and flailing around on stage simultaneously.
Honestly, the night was a photographer’s dream – as you can see by the multitude of photos below.
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