Before the music started, Senator Michael Bennet addressed the crowd complimenting Elephant Revival's environmental activism. One of their projects was their participation in Colorado Public Lands Day on May 12th. The band worked with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers at the Eldorado Canyon State Park. Elephant Revival rewarded fans/volunteers with an intimate acoustic show. I had the privilege to take part of that event.
The band took the stage while rain poured down on the audience. Singer Bonnie Paine was dressed like a Greek Goddess in a white flowing dress. It was her birthday the day before and the crowd shouted out birthday wishes throughout the evening. The roadies dressed in matching suits and hats handed Paine a saw. She played it while singing the haunting Close As Can Be.
Strings and horns joined the band forming the Mayflower Orchestra. They accompanied the band for a large portion of the night making the sound dynamic and powerful. An amazing light show wowed the crowd during their version of Pink Floyd's Have a Cigar.
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After all the flowing dresses and floating women, vocalist Daniel Rodriguez sang the fitting Grace of a Woman. The show ended with Rodriguez leading the crowd in a howl-a-long to Sing to the Moon. "Go and sing to the mountain/Go and sing to the moon" (the crowd howls here) "Go and sing to just about everything/Cause everything is you."
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See you at the next show. I'll be the one leading the howl-a-long.