Broomfield, Co - Saturday 18 February 2012
So here’s what happened next … out of Winter Park by 3.30pm, over the Berthoud Pass and down the Golden Road (well, I-70E to be truthful) to the third Phil & Friends show, all in good time for the Golden Road opener followed by a jaw dropping Viola Lee … and so it went on, a show for the ages and especially one for Jon McIntire, who passed on Thursday.
Saturday night brought on a very full crowd but the vibe remained open and respectful. It was particularly fine to see so many teenagers having fun and soaking up an experience that, I suspect, will mark the rest of their lives :)
So here is Phil with his two mighty friends - King Kong clutching Barbie atop the 16 speaker bass stack (the new Wall of Sound) and Joe ‘the Beast’ Russo defying most natural laws of coordination and imagination … thanks Joe, one more time! And a special mention also for John Scofield who spent the evening standing familiar tunes on their heads to remarkable effect - total respect!