I have been to my fair share of concerts. I follow music like a moth to a flame and have ever since I turned sixteen and could drive to a show. Now almost twenty years later, some 500 plus concerts later, my concert going game is strong. I was laughing two weekends ago when I was at the Panorama festival in NYC about how overly prepared my concert bag is. Basically if you need it: tylenol, toothpick, antiacids, a shot of whiskey, lip gloss, suncreen, cucumber wipes… Chances are it is in my concert bag.

I spent the last two nights at Red Rocks taking in the glory and epic dance party that is LCD Soundsystem. There is something so majestic about Red Rocks, no matter how many times I go there, I always find myself in awe of the beauty and magic that is Red Rocks Amplethater. I love how much each musician enjoys getting to play the venue, and how much everyone there is grateful for the moments of the show. Red Rocks is like the cherry on top of living in Denver. And it’s probably one of the main reasons I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Peace, love and rock n roll,


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What’s in my Concert Bag

  • koozie- Not only does it keep your hands from getting wet, but it also makes the ice from your cocktail melt slower
  • sunscreen- If it is a daytime show or festival, I always have sunscreen.
  • umbrella or poncho- Depending on the rules of where you are going. Please note Red Rocks no longer allows umbrellas, so definitely bring a poncho to Red Rocks no matter what the weather. It always tends to rain for a few minutes, but sometimes you get rewarded with a gorgeous Red Rocks rainbow or two.
  • dry shampoo- For sweating, post rain, and general rock star volume.
  • roll on perfume- Because it’s nice to smell good.
  • favorite lipstick or gloss
  • tea tree toothpicks- I kind of don’t leave home without them.
  • flask- I’m not saying you should bring it into the concert because that is frown upon, I am just saying don’t leave home without it.
  • all purpose salve- like this one from North Carolina-based Wounded Warrior is great for bug bites, rashes or anything else. I don’t dare go to an east coast outdoor show or festival with out it.
  • business cards- For all the new friends you make.

Other not shown goodies: any meds that might be handy, tylenol, antiacids, etc. Personal wipes for hot day time festivals, water bottle sealed when allowed, and of course, your concert ticket!

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