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Bush, Chevelle & Filter Live in Broomfield

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Straight out of the 90’s, I will always have a soft spot for all three of these bands, but Bush especially.

It was 17 years ago when I went first saw Bush in Denver at Fiddler’s Green as part of their “Sixteen Stone” tour.

It was my first concert, and when we showed up to buy tickets the day of they were sold out. However as we were standing at the ticket window they opened up five more rows of seats that just happened to be in the front. I got first row tickets and experienced the show of a lifetime.

A lot of time and shows have passed since then. To give you some perspective Veruca Salt opened for them. So when I scored some free tickets to this show I thought it would be fun to come full circle and see Bush again.

The show was in Broomfield at the First Bank Center. Filter, the only one of these three bands I had not seen before, and they were one of the most enthusiastic opening opening bands I have seen. They played all their hits such as “Take a Picture.”

Gavin Rossdale has improved his stage presence and his voice is still as powerful as ever. They opened with the new song “Mirror of signs” before jumping straight into the classic “Little Things.”

While the new material is good, the older hits were still the crowd favorites. Highlights included “Everything Zen,” “The Chemicals between us,” “Machinehead,” and “The Afterlife” where Rossdale ran around the entire stadium though the crowd.

Nearly three hours long, the highlight of the show was a three-song encore that included a cover of “Come Together” by the Beatles and “Glycerine”

A lot has changed since Bush first burst onto the scene. When I first saw them there weren’t iPhones everywhere recording the show from hundreds of angles. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the fantastic force that Bush brings to the stage with each song.

Setlist

1) Mirror of Signs

2) Little Things

3) I Believe in You

4) Greedy Fly

5) Everything Zen

6) The Chemicals between us

7) Sound of winter

8 ) Speed kills

9) The heart of the matter

10) All night doctors

11) Swallowed

12) Afterlife

13) Machinehead

Encore:

14) Come together (Beatles cover)

15) Glycerine

16) Comedown

*Setlist courtesy of Eric Young

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Written by David Young

October 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Posted in Concerts, Music

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