|Photo by Old Guy at the Show|
|The audience is the show|
A Super Diamond Show is more of an event than a concert. It's a retro parties where the crowd might be more interesting than the band. The audience were adorned in large afro wigs, bushy Tom Selleck like Mustaches, polyester pant suits, Member's Only Jackets, Flash Dance off the Shoulder Tops, and white patent leather loafers. During an exclusive Old Man at the Show interview .... OK .... Doing shots with him after the show.... the lead singer of Super Diamond, Randy Cordeiro, told me that "usually ten percent of the audience dresses up for their show. But in Denver ninety percent of the audience dresses up for their show. Denver definitely brings it."
|Under a Blood Red Sky|
Under a Blood Red Sky, the U2 Tribute Band, started the festivities with Billy 'Bono' Bunting
swaying to the the music in a very Bonoish Motion. He dressed in a multiple number of iconic Bono outfits during their performance including a Black Sunday Bloody Sunday Sleeveless T-Shirt. He even had a white flag on display to scream "This song is not a rebel song. This song is Sunday Bloody Sunday." Guitarist Ted 'The Tedge' Gravlin wore a knit hat to appear The Edge like, but bass player Jerry 'Larry' Bousquet and drummer J. 'Adam' Gomes didn't get the outfit memo. A backing screen displayed shadows of U2 like figures, Mood Lighting, and U2 Album Covers throughout the performance. My friend stated that the lead singer has "a lot of energy. Maybe too much energy." But I think someone with a lot of passion is never a bad thing.
|Photo by Lisa Boulay|
|Surreal Neal and his Eight Track Tape|