A first trip to a historic place is always special. The first day of the Festival at was especially nice. A cool, sunny day highlighted the already picturesque venue all afternoon. Adding to the atmosphere was probably the best single festival day of music I’ve had all summer. There were no uninspired sets and the only hiccup was not being able to finish an already fire show.

We’ll get everyone a full review as soon as possible but until then here are the best photos of the day. Its easy to shoot at , everything has a background that could serve as its own photo and the staff are as nice as can be. Follow the jump for my highlights from Saturday and some great photos. Hope everyone who went Saturday had as wonderful a time as I did.

Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08

It’s hard to pick highlights from such a great day of music. I caught , , , Holy Fuck, , and . They all put on great shows but one really stood out. absolutely killed it. Playing inside the Red Rocks museum, they were having fun, jamming and playing with incredible energy. I was totally blown away and man, Justin, you were right. Check out the pics below from day one.


Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Foals, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08


Blitzen Trapper, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Blitzen Trapper, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Blitzen Trapper, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Blitzen Trapper, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08

Cut Copy
Cut Copy, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Cut Copy, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Cut Copy, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Cut Copy, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Cut Copy, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Cut Copy, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08

Holy Fuck
Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Holy Fuck @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08


Vampire Weekend, Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Vampire Weekend @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Vampire Weekend @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Vampire Weekend @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
Vampire Weekend @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08


White Denim @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
White Denim @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
White Denim @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
White Denim @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
White Denim @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
White Denim @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08
White Denim @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/12/08


Atmosphere @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/13/08
Atmosphere @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/13/08
Atmosphere @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/13/08
Atmosphere @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/13/08
Atmosphere @ Monolith Festival, Red Rocks 09/13/08

Hope everyone who attended had an excellent weekend. We’ll come back at everyone with a full review of what we saw and more photos from the whole festival.


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