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.