Awards for Chromeo and Cut Copy at Red Rocks: One of the Year's Best Shows

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Aaron Thackeray
Chromeo and Cut Copy headlined Red Rocks last night in what was among the best shows of the Red Rock's season. So many aspects of it are worth praise that instead of boring you with a think piece about Dave-1's tight tight pants or Flume's entrancing visuals, we decided to present the inaugural Chromeo and Cut Copy at Red Rocks Awards. Who won? A lot of people. Who lost? Anyone who wasn't at the show.

Award for best DJ dressed like he is about to go to a nice family dinner
Flume. Sporting a blue button-down, khakis, and perfectly side-parted hair, the Australian DJ was a crowd favorite. He was a pro and managed to get the mostly-full venue dancing and screaming well before the sun went down.

Award for creepiest guy of the night
The neon tank-wearing bro who was pointed out to me by a friend because he was so obviously grinding his teeth. When he was first spotted he was about fifteen rows ahead of us, but in some kind of move only capable of a teenager high off his ass, he managed to suddenly appear behind us ten seconds later to ask how our night was going. He used at least three too many "Heys" in his greeting.

Award for the most state pride
The girl who somehow managed to wear a Colorado-state-flag bandana as a top. That must have taken some serious planning.

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Aaron Thackeray

Award for surpassing the crowd's expectations:
Chromeo. The duo took way too long to set up, and many in the crowd were wondering if it would be able to equal or surpass Cut Copy's fantastic set.

Chromeo does throwback, stuck-in-your-head-for-weeks dance songs well, but would it be Red Rocks good? Yes. The show was simple and wonderful. The iconic girls'-legs synth stands glowed perfectly against the night sky. Dave-1 and his metallic guitar and tight pants strutted around the stage like Mick Jagger at his height of sexual prowess. It was a short set, and there were few whistles and bells, but there wasn't one person who wasn't dancing with the possible stranger next to her during "Fancy Footwork."



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Mike Golletz
Mike Golletz

I still say Spongle earlier this year Takes the cake

Zep Moore
Zep Moore

You folks should listen to real musicians like led zeppelin, joe bonamassa or the winery dogs.

Jordan Gutierrez-Perez
Jordan Gutierrez-Perez

Thomas jack is gonna be a playing Cloak & Dagger Music Festival if anyone wants to catch him this year and missed out on the boulder tickets.

Pat McArdle
Pat McArdle

Thomas jack red rocks 15' Let's make it happen

Kyle Hartman
Kyle Hartman

Flume was boring as hell. Seriously why is he big? I wanted to go tell all those 16 year olds parents that their children are listening to boring generic poorly mixed techno and something should be done about it. Cut/Copy was definitely the highlight. Chromeo was mixed poorly, synths were too quiet and the bass was too loud. Sick of sound guys who think bass needs to be higher than everything else.

Tim Shaw
Tim Shaw

The best show there hasn't happened yet.

Dylan Brown
Dylan Brown

Thought chromeo was pretty weak. ::push pre recorded bass-drums-synth track then wank his chrome guitar for 8 bars>straddle the stage>talk to crowd>beg crowd to clap-yell-sing-two step-throw hands in the air>make token weed reference>repeat for 52 min set.

Dylan Brown
Dylan Brown

LoLboombox guess everyone likes pre recorded bullshit. Also see chromeo. "Wave your hands in the air"!

Khena Fawn
Khena Fawn

Rachel I'm with you haha. My 30-something friends and I play made up Bingo games around the city where we identify ridiculous Millenial behavior and if I weren't so busy dancing my buns off to music that doesn't irritatingly drop, take 5 minutes to rebuild, then friggin drop again I woulda filled 4 Bingo cards. :)

Khena Fawn
Khena Fawn

Boombox is very good, but I also love Cut Copy. Everyone has their opinion...

Freddy Rule
Freddy Rule

Flume was great. Cut Copy was boring. Chromeo was amazing. End of story.

Rachel Griffin
Rachel Griffin

What really surprised me was the fact I was one of the oldest there. I would have thought more people my generation would have enjoyed the throwback nostalgic sound. The kids around us had no clue that Chromeo, and to some extent Cut Copy, are borrowing from the past. "Did you guys see New Order last year?" "Who?" "What about Erasure in October? Going to that?" "Who?" Sigh \U0001f631

Mark Vogel
Mark Vogel

Yea right. I'm the King of good dance music. The 3 best times you'll ever have at any show are..... BOOMBOX, KYGO & THOMAS JACK. Now you may or may not know who they are. Check them out & better yet attend their shows. And on that glorious day of deliverance you will say "Damn Mark you were right!" And I will say "I told you so......"

Mark Vogel
Mark Vogel

I hope you're joking. Flume was average at best. Cut Copy was horrible. And Chromeo was good either. It was awesome when they would talk for 3 minutes between each song. I'm gonna throw all them into the they don't make me wanna dance almost make me wanna cry musical category. And I'm not trying to be an asshole being negative. It truly just wasn't good. At all.....

jstone2014
jstone2014

Everyone has their own opinions.  IMO, Boombox is the most boring thing out there

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