Written By | Hannah Kutner
Slightly Stoopid finally made it back to Morrison, Colorado with Pepper, Common Kings, and Don Carlos after an unpredictable year of cancelled shows. The entire Red Rocks Amphitheater was sold out Saturday night; with crowds lined up along the notorious stairs hours before the show – anxiously waiting to stand amongst other fans.
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Don Carlos – a legendary reggae artist opened the show. He is known for his infamous melodic roots reggae, and brought the people together as they piled in.
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Common Kings came to the stage shortly after with the crowd growing to nearly full capacity. Lead Singer, Sasualei “Jr King” Maliga, brought “feel – good vibes” and high energy. You could feel the band’s shared dynamic chemistry as the sun came down and the stage light came on.
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After a short intermission, the crowd suspensefully waited for Pepper to hit the stage. Pepper is a three-piece reggae rock band originally from Hawaii. Kaleo Wassman – the vocalist, bassist, and founder of Pepper brought a remarkable stage presence. Accompanied by vocalist/bassist Bret Bollinger, and drummer Yesod Williams, these three brought the concert to a heightened level. The vibrant stage lights perfectly complemented their profound performance.Yesod finished the act with a drum solo that made the crowd go wild.
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After much anticipation, and a crowd with full hearts, Slightly Stoopid took the stage. An energy that could not be described but only felt, overtook the sold out show at Red Rocks. This experience had every single fan throwing their hands in the air. The stage visuals paired exceptionally well with nearly palpable energies of lead vocalists Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Their presence filled not only the stage, but the entire venue. Their versatility and ability to come together as one band is what makes their music so exceptional. They came back on for an encore after the crowd chanted in unison- insistent on one more song. Their sound is described as “ a spiritual bath of positive party energy”, and they delivered nonetheless.
The show was nothing but spectacular- with reason it was a completely sold out show. All four performers jammed out on stage, and progressively brought more and more intensity to the stage.
Photo Credit | Hannah Kutner