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Back in the day, you could catch Big Brother & the Holding Company, The Doors and the James Cotton Blues Band on the same bill at The Fillmore for $3.50. Now the free poster you would've gotten that night sells for $425 on eBay.
click to enlarge Larry Bivens   -  - Hillside -  -  Insurance company -  - What's the best concert you've ever been to? - Devo, back in 1982 in Dallas. I was into New Wave, - and they were one of the hot bands. -  - Have ticket prices gotten out of hand? Exactly. - I'd love to go see U2 in Denver, but I'm not gonna pay a - hundred bucks to do it. -  - What was the last live show you attended? The - Voodoo Glow Skulls at Navajo Hogan. -  - Is there a legitimate music scene in Colorado - Springs? Yeah, but it's pretty small. -  - Who do you wish would play in Colorado Springs? - Die Hunns. -  - Who's your favorite local band? The - Rightaways. -  - Would you like"the life of a rock star? Oh yeah. - You'd tour around all over, have a ton of money and - fame.
  • Larry Bivens

    Hillside

    Insurance company

    What's the best concert you've ever been to? Devo, back in 1982 in Dallas. I was into New Wave, and they were one of the hot bands.

    Have ticket prices gotten out of hand? Exactly. I'd love to go see U2 in Denver, but I'm not gonna pay a hundred bucks to do it.

    What was the last live show you attended? The Voodoo Glow Skulls at Navajo Hogan.

    Is there a legitimate music scene in Colorado Springs? Yeah, but it's pretty small.

    Who do you wish would play in Colorado Springs? Die Hunns.

    Who's your favorite local band? The Rightaways.

    Would you like"the life of a rock star? Oh yeah. You'd tour around all over, have a ton of money and fame.

click to enlarge Michael Macey -  - Patty Jewett -  -  Retired teacher -  - What's your best-ever concert? Pink Floyd in - Boulder 10 years ago was an a-maz-ing show. I - was in an elated state of consciousness. I think I saw God - that night. -  - Are ticket prices getting out of hand? - Ridiculous. A ticket to see The Stones these days - goes for $300 to $400. -  - Who played at your last live concert? ZZ Top at - Red Rocks a year or so ago. -  - Describe the local music scene. Very weak. The - city does little to support the arts. There's a few fun local - bands, like Phat Daddy, who play the local venues over - and over. Susan Rissman and her jazz group are terrific. - Be sure to catch her. -  - How'd you like the rock-star life? As they say, - lots of money, and the women are for free. But I'm too - old for that now. I rarely stay out past 9:30.
  • Michael Macey

    Patty Jewett

    Retired teacher

    What's your best-ever concert? Pink Floyd in Boulder 10 years ago was an a-maz-ing show. I was in an elated state of consciousness. I think I saw God that night.

    Are ticket prices getting out of hand? Ridiculous. A ticket to see The Stones these days goes for $300 to $400.

    Who played at your last live concert? ZZ Top at Red Rocks a year or so ago.

    Describe the local music scene. Very weak. The city does little to support the arts. There's a few fun local bands, like Phat Daddy, who play the local venues over and over. Susan Rissman and her jazz group are terrific. Be sure to catch her.

    How'd you like the rock-star life? As they say, lots of money, and the women are for free. But I'm too old for that now. I rarely stay out past 9:30.

click to enlarge Tom Warley   -  - Broadmoor area -  -  Computer technology -  - What's your best-ever concert? Rickie Lee - Jones at an old theater in Denver in the mid-'80s. We - were right up against the stage, and she was passing her - Jack Daniels around. -  - Have ticket prices gotten too expensive? - Tickets to see Lyle Lovett at the Pikes Peak Center - recently were $80. I went, but I don't go to many - concerts anymore for that very reason. -  - Is there a viable local music scene? I'm too old - to know the answer to that. -  - Who do you wish would come here to perform? - If Johnny Cash were still around, I'd pick him. - Jimmy Buffett would be good. -  - Would you get off on living"the rock-star life? - Never. It's too dangerous and too grueling. And - those people aren't the happiest in the world.
  • Tom Warley

    Broadmoor area

    Computer technology

    What's your best-ever concert? Rickie Lee Jones at an old theater in Denver in the mid-'80s. We were right up against the stage, and she was passing her Jack Daniels around.

    Have ticket prices gotten too expensive? Tickets to see Lyle Lovett at the Pikes Peak Center recently were $80. I went, but I don't go to many concerts anymore for that very reason.

    Is there a viable local music scene? I'm too old to know the answer to that.

    Who do you wish would come here to perform? If Johnny Cash were still around, I'd pick him. Jimmy Buffett would be good.

    Would you get off on living"the rock-star life? Never. It's too dangerous and too grueling. And those people aren't the happiest in the world.

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