Update: The first night of WP was quite reasonable—no significant noise was reported in the neighborhoods. We didn’t post surveys for their other nights, but please let us know if your experience differed from Night 1. Thanks!
What a lovely break– no concerts for almost a week!
Widespread Panic has arrived for a 3-night run. Tell us what you thought of last night’s concert.
Update: It’s 1 a.m.! Shouldn’t those end time restrictions be kicking in about now? If you’re lying awake, call Jeffco dispatch to register a complaint: 303-277-0211. Or try Denver’s 311 reporting system at 720.913.1311; you’ll have to wade through the options, but you should be able to connect and register your opinion.
And, of course, vote below.
Tonight’s concert by EDM producer Skrillex is apparently proceeding as scheduled despite last night’s shooting.
In a recent interview, Skrillex commented on Red Rocks noise restrictions. Noting that “kids are having fun regardless,” he said “We work hard to make sure the sound is at a comfortable level” …
Do regulations like these impact how you build your shows?
Not really… I think **kids are having fun regardless, and I think a lot of the times sound is pushed harder than it needs to be**. I bring out my own sound system and my own sound techs. **We work hard to make sure the sound is at a comfortable level and not so loud** to the point where you’re like “[expl-deleted] this hurts”.
Are these noise restrictions something you commonly have to deal with? Do you agree with it?
I don’t look at anything as restrictions. Just challenges to be spontaneous. I think **as a concert goer you don’t notice these subtle differences**. If the vibe and energy of the crowd is on point and if you have a good lineup and a good venue people usually don’t complain about the stuff.
We’ll roll out the noise surveys tonight as usual. Watch for it.
Update, 7 a.m.: Three people shot in parking lot after concert; search for shooter keeps concert-goers on lockdown til early this a.m. News stories at Denver Post and 9 News. Shooter apparently still at large.
Tonight’s Feed The Rocks is “a grassroots by-the-people, for-the-people event” intended to aid the venue by raising money for the Preserve the Rocks fund.* Read more at RedRocksOnline.
With most shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre selling out, or coming close to, that’s roughly 9,000 fans per show, several times a week, all summer long (with new events beginning to happen almost year round). Preserve the Rocks, a fund of the City and County of Denver, dedicated to education, restoration, and preservation in and around Red Rocks, has devoted their time and energy to keep Red Rocks beautiful.
*Update: And also benefits “GRASP, a gang-rescue and support project sponsored by the Metro Denver Partners,” according to the Denver Post.