10/16/06 - Denver, CO

Secret Shows woke up early the morning of October 16th, packed our camping gear, laced up our best hiking boots and marched up the hill to that mile-high metropolis, Denver, Colorado. When word got out that The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus would be joining us, kids from all over the state made the same trek in droves, most of them even beating us there! So eager were they to see the screamo band perform, fans lined up outside Denver’s historical Bluebird Theater hours early just to be near the front of a line that would ultimately stretch not just a full block, but all the away around the corner and down the next block.

Setting the tone for the evening were hometown heroes Single File, who you must make sure to check out at The indie rock band delivered a fun and energetic opening set that had everyone moving. Between acts, those in the audience were excited to discover they were entered in a surprise raffle, the prize being a brand new Aprilla scooter! The announcement of the winner proved to be just too much excitement and anticipation, and the crowd just had a meltdown of screaming, chanting and clapping until The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus finally took the Bluebird’s sleek art deco stage.

The band jumped right away into the fan-favorite songs “False Pretense” and “Your Guardian Angel,” both from their acclaimed debut album, Don’t You Fake It. So loud was the audience sing-along to new single “Face Down,” even frontman Ronnie Winter’s trademark voice was almost drowned out! When RJA finished their incredible set, the band was gracious enough to stick around and sign free posters and take pictures with fans, making it a truly special night that all in attendance will remember for some time.

Our thanks to the stellar Single File for coming through at the last minute to open the show, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus for their amazing performance, and of course to Chili’s for making all Secret Shows free!
  Photos: Emily Shur  
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