Monolith 2008 Recap: Day One Photos

A first trip to a historic place is always special. The first day of the Monolith Festival at Red Rocks 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 Cut Copy 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 Red Rocks, 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.

It’s hard to pick highlights from such a great day of music. I caught Foals, Blitzen Trapper, Cut Copy, Holy Fuck, Vampire Weekend, White Denim and Atmosphere. They all put on great shows but one really stood out. White Denim 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.


Blitzen Trapper

Cut Copy

Holy Fuck

Vampire Weekend

White Denim


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.