Eric Church came out wearing sunglasses and a black leather jacket. Not only did it make him look cool, it blocks the bright lights that dry out his eyes and give him painful headaches. That explains the sunglasses at night, but I don't have any answers about the leather jacket in August. Church started out strong with just an acoustic guitar performing Springsteen. It's about how memories of a teenage romance come back to him when he hears a Bruce Springsteen song with clever references to The Boss' lyrics. "It's funny how a melody sounds like a memory." It was not played the prior night. If you only attended the first night, you should be jealous.
|Cam and Eric Church wearing their sunglasses at night|
Church's band only performed with him for a few songs. When they did perform, the musicians snuck in from the sides of the stage. A large group of fans were sitting on the sides almost hiding the band. Peyton Manning was sitting in those prime seats during the first night.
Being close to Cripple Creek, Colorado inspired Church to cover The Band's Up On Cripple Creek. The young crowd impressively sang along to every word of the 1969 classic. If you only attended the first night, you should be jealous because it was the only night he performed it. Another amazing cover was one of my all time favorite songs Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. With just his guitar, Church sang with such strong emotion you could tell the song was one of his favorites as well. He didn't perform Talladega which he did the first night. If you were there that night, I am jealous.
|Cam - All photos by people in better seats than me|
Cam came out wearing a colorful yellow and white ensemble. She expressed how honored she was to play Red Rocks. Cam introduced her song Fireball Whiskey by describing a morning after drinking and finding puke on her boots. She some how made the bodily fluid story charming.
Cam's song Village described her attempt to help her friend through the pain of her brother's death. "Cause your whole heart is a village/Everyone you love has built it/And I've been working there myself/And that's where I'll be/With a front-row seat/To watch you live your life well." This almost made all the plaid shirt and cowboy boot wearing audience tear up. Giving her instant fans.
Cam ended her set with her Grammy Award nominated Burning House. It's just a matter of time before she headlines the venue.
See you at the next show. I will be the one wearing a plaid shirt with a drink in one hand and a boot in the other.