Just about 10 miles from Denver Colorado is this huge natural formation of rocks that has been converted to an Amphitheater.
As we approached the location, I was taken in by the huge stone structure jutting out into the sky.
I noticed that the rock formation in the surrounding area had a peculiar colour and finish.
Tribute should be paid to John Walker who had a vision of artists performing on a stage with perfect acoustic surroundings. He even produced a few concerts on a temporary platform. ( this was way back in 1900)
Later in 1941 this was converted to a full fledged amphitheater with a seating capacity of 9450.
An old picture of how it looked from way up above:
I noticed that the seats were quite wide. I suppose this gives the audience enough space to stand up and dance when the mood demands.
During the day time there are many health enthusiasts who use this place for workouts. You require real good stamina to run up those stands.
There is a display of the pictures of all the groups who performed at this theater.
Sonny and Cher, Pat Boone, Beatles, The Carpenters, Rolling Stones, John Denver, U2, Jimi Hendrix . . . . . . the list is endless.
The Amphitheater was used for filming the start and finish of The Amazing Race.
Almost every big name has done their promotional video shooting at this amphitheater.
A tribute in the form of a statue to all the workers who actually carried out the work of converting the place to a theater.
After visiting the place we had lunch at Willy's Buffalo, which is at the foothills of the Red Rock.
What I liked about Willy's is the patio outside where you could sit and relax after placing the order.
Their favourite (chicken wings) could be ordered in Medium, Hot, Xtra Hot and Xtra Xtra hot. We ordered in all the varieties and when they were served, the sight itself was appetizing.
One bite and everyone was scrambling for more. Even though the skin was crisp, it was real meaty and juicy inside, and the taste was divine. (the Xtra Xtra Hot was not all that spicy as we expected it to be)
No wonder it has a four star rating on Yelp.
On that appetizing note I sign off, till we reach our next stop.