Today, people from all over the world gathered in their cities in a show of solidarity for equal rights. It was called the "Women's March," but in my opinion, it should have been the "People's March," because it put on display all the issues we have been wrestling with since Donald Trump was elected president (and before). Here in Denver, they were expecting 40,000 people and that number exploded to well over 100,000, with some estimates as high as 200,000. We found it to be a bit overwhelming, of course, with all those people - but the atmosphere was all about love. A huge variety of signs, as you will see in the gallery below, with creative flair and humor. Today was so uplifting for us! We sincerely thank the organizers, the police, the city of Denver and everyone who made the Women's March possible.
It's been another fantastic year for me on this blog, even though 2016 hasn't been the best year all around. I have been lucky to shoot Denver concert photos with some of the greatest photographers around, at some of the best venues Colorado has to offer. I attended 97 concerts total and worked at most of them. Eeks! I even sprained both my ankles in July (during They Might Be Giants) and managed to plow right into Riot Fest in August. So yeah, it was a great year for Denver music and I have thousands upon thousands of photos to prove it. It was incredibly hard to whittle them down, so I hope you forgive me for being indulgent and sharing full-on 76 of my favorites with you.
I've seen FIDLAR once before, at a small club, and the crowd was raucous. But their November 2016 show at the Gothic Theatre with SWMRS was way different. Bordering on out of control - in a good way. Perhaps it was angst over the recent election, but the air was electric. (SWMRS lead singer Cole Becker added to the atmosphere with his hand-painted "Fuck Trump" t-shirt.) Yeah, it was nuts. People were crowd surfing before the bands even started! And after they came out? The entire Gothic was shaking. Not to get too esoteric about it, but I definitely needed that night of rock n' roll.