Last week I was visiting my old USAF BFF in Colorado Springs. My Daughter Daisy aka Sarah rode shot gun with me. While we were up there Sarah suggested we catch a show at Red Rocks. I told her to see who was playing. She rattle off a list of names but she got all excited when she got to John Fogerty! I said “Dats our Huckleberry!” We bought our tickets on line and it was a date. So we drove up there the night of the show. I noted that the community around Red Rocks is Morrison Colorado complete with a Morrison Hotel. The trek from the parking lot to our seat was quite a journey. All up hill all the way. Once thru the gate the long ramp leading up was no picnic either for my couch potato behind. The guy next to me huffing oxygen from a hand held bottle must have done this before. We gave each other the thumbs up and we made our way up and up and up. Finally got to our seats on the row 41. The show started promptly at 8:30. No opening act no BS. First song out the box was “Born on the Bayou”. I told Sarah “He knew we was here!” The it was hit after hit! A relentless onslaught of those tunes we all have in our head! The black tuck and rolled Kustom amp and the 69’ Rickenbacker from the original recording were featured. He stopped and told stories about the guitar and amp. He told stories about playing Woodstock at 2:30 in the morning while the crowd was asleep. He did a odd thing by covering a few tunes from other Woodstock acts. Help From My Friends Joe Cocker style My Generation The Who Everyday People and Sing a Simple Song Sly & Family Stone And his son Shane (who is his guitarist on the tour) did a real good Star Spangled Banner Jimi style While doing the covers I noticed the girl back ground singers and horn section sort of creep up on stage to augment the band on the covers. I was impressed by the attention to detail that was given those tunes.... they sounded like the real deal and wasn’t some sloppy put together thing. Then it was back to CCR and the 80’s solo hits.... on and on for 2 hours! He ran around the stage like a 3 year old. He sang his ass off! I was pleased! Honorable Mention to the drummer. The Legendary Kenny Aronoff! What a Total Beast of a drummer! How a guy can play with such power but also be so in the pocket and perfect! He was incredible the entire evening. Oh the sound at this place is no joke. Perfect! Like your standing on the stage. I don’t know if I’ll get to go back but I’m glad I experienced it at least once myself. Getting out was a little easier cause it was downhill all the way. Chalk up another concert for Pops and Daisy!!!