Rocky Mountain Reality!
A Reality Tour: Fillmore Auditorium
19 January 2004.
I wanted to share the Denver experience. It was a wonderful show!
My little Rocky Mountain Reality was a wintry BLAST!
Approximately 36 hundred DB fans descended upon Denver, CO for a stop on the North American leg of the Reality tour. So many of us waited for hours in winters chill to have a chance to be close with DB in downtown Denvers intimate Fillmore Auditorium.
Luckily I met several wonderful people including IggyBug and her husband, also Lauren (who made sure I was right up front and center with DB!), et al during the long and sometimes grueling wait to capture choice spots in the auditorium with the first come, first serve seating arrangements. Only DB would be worth that!
DB was awesome throughout! A show that began with Rebel Rebel and the NKS guaranteed a raucous tone! This was nothing like 2002's Area 2 mini tour. With the only breathers being Loneliest Guy, BMTDK, the spellbinding Fantastic Voyage, and a more guitar-oriented Sunday - the mood ran pretty much at a fever pitch during the 2-plus hour, 29-song-set.
One might expect the audience to sing along with All The Young Dudes and China Girl but I'm Afraid of Americans worked the audience into a frenzy! Like the guitar-heavy Hallo Spaceboy (played closer to the 1. Outside version) and the 80s nugget Blue Jean, Americans was made to play LIVE.
Inevitably, the addictive Days seemed to be a fan favorite.
For me, the magic happened with Five Years and Fantastic Voyage! Both songs are beautiful, haunting and moving after three decades - it was my first but I hope not the last time I will hear these live!
The Fillmore, being a smaller venue, made for a great and different DB experience!
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Stephen Lindsay Satterfield
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