During high school, I looked to my older brother for new music inspiration. I remember ‘borrowing’ The Postal Service’s Give Up album from his gigantic CD case and never giving it back since it became the anthem of my high school days.
When I heard The Postal Service was releasing a 10th anniversary edition of Give Up and going on tour, you can image how excited I was. My excitement grew as a show was announced at Red Rocks and I immediately bought tickets.
Last Thursday night my Mountain Man and I headed up to Red Rocks for the show. Ra Ra Riot opened and was followed by a tad bit sick Ben Gibbard of the Postal Service. They had cancelled their show the night before so we were lucky that they played. Each time a new song started you could hear the excitement in the crowd. It was obvious that all of us at the show had been fans for the past 10 years and knew the songs by heart.
As we were walking back to the car, I looked up at the stars and the illuminated red rocks and thought, “Living in Colorado and enjoying nights like these is why I can never leave the mountains.” Colorado is in my bones.