AAAHHH Copper Mountain! One of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to. Copper has concerts all summer long with the Copper Country Fest as the topper. Copper Country is a two day festival showcasing local and national talent. The last couple years the Fest has been free unless you want VIP passes. Usually I try and make at least a full day if not both days of the festival but this year we were only able to make it up for part of day 2. There are a ton of things you can do at Copper as well as enjoying the great music. The have a ski lift open and you can rent a mountain bike or a mountain scooter (looks like a kids razor scooter on steroids) and run it down the mountain. There are a ton of restaurants, bars and shops so there is no reason to go hungry. The whole place is 1st class but affordable. I went up to the festival to see country musician Pat Green.
(The video below isn’t Copper)
That's how high it is. I personally had enough problems breathing much less anything else. Out of Texas, Pat couldn’t breathe either. Like I tweeted, it takes a really good act to get your audience to sing along and dance at that altitude. Pat Green is that kind of act. He has an excellent fan base that has been growing throughout the years. Touring relentlessly Pat Green has honed his craft in front of the masses. Playing in front of sold out crowds in venue after venue he knows exactly what his people want. When faced with a small crowd and little oxygen many bands fold and play a short set but Pat Green isn’t like that. To catch his breath he brought the O2 bottle out center stage and made it part of the show. Unlike Vince Neil when I saw him here at Copper, Pat's voice was full and strong enough to pull off a convincing show. Between the band and Pat they probably went through a whole box of guitar picks tossing them out like candy. Those in the front row got close up and personal and everyone got a high five from Pat as the show went on. As usual Pat played all the favorites, every thing that the people came to hear. This is always a good show. I have seen him in front of a few thousand people and now in front of a few hundred. Some artists don’t know how to rework their performance so that it feels comfortable no matter were they play but Pat is one that would play as well either in a coffee house or an arena. If you get a chance to go see Pat Green do so. Even if you don’t like country music you will have a good time. As long as the Shiner is flowing the Texas boys are going to kick ass!
Pat Green at the Copper Country Festival