This weekend we went to Chivefest, a one day festival in Denver's City Park. The Chive is kind of like the American equivalent of UniLad, a space for teenage/college age boys to scroll through pictures of girls way hotter than them and then decide their opinion is important enough to positively (would) or negatively (wouldn't) critique them in the comment section whilst hiding behind the anonymity of the internet. The lineup for the whole day was pretty solid, but wanting to avoid the scorching midday Denver heat meant we arrived just in time to catch Cold War Kids as the sun went down.
As it started to get a bit cooler outside the space filled out for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I can't say I was/am that familiar with the band's music (this is their most famous track) but mannn they put on an amazing performance - and I will definitely be listening to them more. Edward Sharpe looks like some kind of modern day dishevelled Jesus who had a great stage presence and engaged with the crowd amazingly well. Even though the show was no way sold out the smaller size helped facilitate some great crowd interaction, plus I may be getting old but I really like not being pushed around at a concert.
Can't wait to go and see Grouplove and Portugal the Man at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this thursday!