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Best Concert Denver 2009 - Tent State University Music Festival to End the War

Readers' Choice: Mile High Music Festival
It's hard to imagine a more perfect setting for the return of Rage Against the Machine than Denver during the Democratic National Convention. Likewise, there couldn't have been a better supporting cast of kindred artists than State Radio, the Coup and the Flobots, who owe a debt to Rage ideologically and, to some extent, musically. With incendiary anti-war politics informing the proceedings, stoked by the presence of members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, and a planned post-show march to the Pepsi Center, the tension was palpable. By the time Rage took the stage, the Coliseum felt like a powderkeg ready to explode, and as the band ripped through fevered versions of its most urgent material, Zack de la Rocha barked at the crowd like a rabid pit bull. If ever there was a once-in-a-lifetime show, this was it.
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Jim
Jim

The show was an amazing intersection between art and politics. The march afterwards was easily the best and largest anti-war march Denver has seen in years if not decades.

Also Kudos to Son of Nun and Jello for a great job as MC's

Darren Lyman
Darren Lyman

That's all you have to say Adam? Do we get a plaque for this? I see them in restaurants all over.

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