Young the Giant left a musical footprint (larger than Andre and Hagrid combined) in Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. The band crushed their headlining set bringing an insane amount of energy with (in my opinion) an acknowledgement of what is going on in our current “Amerika”, a hit from their most recent album ironically titled “Home of the Strange”. Cold War Kids were a big part of my “musical discovery” and really turned up heat as the second band on the bill. Joywave sent just that through the crowd while the sun was still shining over the Denver skyline.

Photography by Ryan Lewis