The first Bands on the Bricks concert of the summer was a huge success! Despite the ominous storm earlier in the day, a huge crowd came to support the local favorite band, The Samples.
My dad is a huge fan of this band, so I must admit I had my doubts (I am still refusing to admit that my father and I could possibly have similar taste in music). But they rocked the house! Well, the mall.
I knew the night was going to be a blast immediately when I got to the VIP pre-party for DBI members at ReMax because they had catered food from Cured. (I'm a sucker for charcuterie, especially when it's free!) I had never eaten at Cured before, and really enjoyed (and ate my weight in) the meat and cheese assortments. With salami breath and a full stomach, I was ready to take on the rest of the night at Bands on the Bricks.
I was given the task of serving beer with the Sanitas Brewing Co. crew. I thought, "OK, this can't be that hard, I've been to a fraternity before..." WRONG. An hour later I was up to my ankles in beer. Sandals were definitely the wrong choice of footwear for the night. I was in such a frenzy serving beer as fast as I could, jumping around trying to save my sandals. One man cut the line and kindly stated that he was in the band, and asked for a drink really quickly. Ugh, buddy, nice try, that's the oldest trick in the book. But I went ahead and gave him a beer anyway, thinking I got duped. Well, turns out he was in the band afterall, I saw him rocking out onstage and we shared an air high-five. (awkward situation narrowly avoided, phew)
People of all ages, shapes, and sizes came out for Band on the Bricks, truly showing the diversity of the Boulder community. From dads with young daughters on their shoulders, to a retired couple swing dancing, to the college kids sharing a beer with friends, it was quite the crowd, and quite a fun time.
If great music, laughter, cold beer, delicious food carts, and dancing on a warm summer night sounds appealing to you, join us! From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. Bands perform every Wednesday at 7:00 pm through August 13th. For the schedule and performers, click here.
Hope to see you all at the next Bands on the Bricks! (I'll be the intern with beer in my shoes, trying not to anger any band members)
Sammie (the intern)