Written By | Aidan Hicks
Red Rocks Amphitheater. A symbolic staple for concertgoers and artist’s spanning decades working to make their mark on the rocky stage. That was done at the 2nd Temple of Wonderland with two sold-out shows. This article stemming from the first show on September 14th, this headlines EDM artist & producer Alison Wonderland alongside SidePiece, Elohim, and Memba opening to end the summer for Coloradans on an energetic note.
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With the cloudy weather clearing up, Memba welcomed the waves of people rushing to their seats with upbeat vibes as this marked their first performance at the Amphitheater. They really made the most of their chance performing their recent explosion of singles and keeping the crowd amped for the rest of the afternoon.
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Shortly after, the energy brought to the stage by the electric Elohim kept everyone on the edge of their feet as it turned night. Alongside her glowing music, her stage presence stood out to me as she made the most of the spotlight. Interacting with fans and her energy pushed for nothing but positivity. As she wrapped up, you knew it’s up from here.
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From here we went from blooming synthpop to hardcore club rave music with the electric duo SidePiece. They kept the crowd jumping in unison to the point you could feel it in your chest from the top of the sold-out venue. They helped bring out the element of being in the moment we realized was under-appreciated only a year ago.
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As the cool breezed through the sold-out Amphitheater at the edge of their seat, Alison Wonderland finally took over the stage. Personally this was my first rave stemming from the stereotype mentality of “you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” That mindset went away as soon as the “Wake Up” beat-drop came swinging.
It was electropop bliss that never overstayed its welcome with for two hours filled with classic’s & surprises. Moving from the turntable to her cello as percussionist’s and choir back her up, perfection was the top priority in this show. Fan favorite’s like “Church” and “I Want U” to unreleased mashing’s of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” and the crowd chanting Kanye’s verse on “I Love It,” the yearly wait was totally worth it.
You’re reminded why EDM shows have been missed and are becoming enjoyed more than ever. Nothing was left on the table from this and only brought excitement to see where next year’s festivities can bring.
Photo Credit | Aidan Hicks