|Diane Coffee All photos by the|
Rock and Roll Princess
|Ned Garthe Explosion|
Denver's own Ned Garthe Explosion was the second band on the bill. When lead singer Ned Garthe appeared, he started shouting, "Boring. Get off the stage" to himself. This set the tone for a fun spirited set of music. Their humor filled lyrics had the audience chanting "Dumb Friends League" (a reference to a local animal shelter). When they performed I like You, the crowd broke out into a PBR soaked mosh pit. Shady Elder's own Fox Rodemich was near the front of the stage singing along and tossing her gloves at the band. Bass player and Joe Walsh doppelgänger Tyler Breuer kept the band grounded despite Garthe's microphone stand falling down throughout the night. Keeping the free stuff coming, lighted mini flashlights were handed out to the crowd to promote their new album Flashlight Tan. It provided a cheap special effect and made me wonder how long I needed to keep dancing with a flashlight.
See you at the next show. I will be the one dancing with my free mini flashlight not dressed in a pantsuit.