The Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival kicked off with early entry for VIP around noon this past Sunday. With Lucha Libre style wrestling and beer tastings from over 100 different types of craft beer, people began arriving as soon as the doors opened to make sure they didn’t miss out. There were different taco vendors as well making this a most wonderful event. I mean, who doesn’t want beer, music and tacos all in one place?
Even with a semi overcast day that turned into cloudy skies and eventually a little bit of rain, the show still went on and the crowd still loved every minute of it. The music started around 3 with a local band from Denver called The Dendrites, a cool ska/punk band who were followed by the Dwarves.
Strung Out hit the stage with a vengeance but ended their set much sooner than I would have liked. I have been listening to many of these bands since I was in high school so watching this lineup tonight was like a dream come true. Celebrating 30 years together soon, they will be releasing a new cd on Fat Wreck Chords, so make sure to keep your eyes out for that one! Another long time fan fave and what some would consider to be one of the first hardcore punk bands, Black Flag played for about an hour and then The Vandals stole the show after a short break. Holy smokes I was impressed with the guitar solo by Warren Fitzgerald. There were cartwheels leading into pure shred-tastic awesomeness.
Bad Religion sounds just as good live as they do on record … which is hard to do. I only wished they had played ‘True North’, but at least they played ‘F*ck You’! Closing out the night was The Offspring, back for their second year. Hit after hit, I didn’t think this festival could get better than it did last year but they topped the lineup and brought in even more powerhouses than they had done before! I can’t wait to see what next year brings!
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