Commentary

Reader: Pepsi Center Has Terrible Sound

Aaron Thackeray
Post Malone performed at the Pepsi Center on November 10, 2019. He's returning in 2020.
Red Rocks is the crown jewel of Denver venues. And when we recently listed the biggest concerts in town in 2020 not taking place at the historic amphitheater (most of which will happen at the Pepsi Center), readers weighed in en masse to gripe about the big venues and the concerts that those stadiums and arenas will host.

Some blasted the Pepsi Center's sound and high ticket prices, others lamented the 2020 concert season in general, and one took umbrage with traffic at Red Rocks, saying he prefers Fiddler's Green. Here's what readers had to say:

Writes Rhiannon:
These are mostly at the Pepsi Center which is TERRIBLE for sound for a concert! It’s a great sports venue but not a good concert venue. Plus there are better acts coming though other venues that will not cost an arm and a leg and will have much better sound quality.
Adds Robin:
All shows should go to Red Rocks. The event center and the Pepsi Center both suck! The seats are cramped and the staff is uptight. It’s a shame the lineup has been sub par the last couple of years, but it only fits so many people.
Notes Ed:
My first concert at Red Rocks was Rush. I spent 2.5 hours in traffic, and got to my seat just before intermission. It was my last concert at Red Rocks. All hail Fiddler's Green.
Explains Danielle:
Sound at Pepsi Center sucks unless you’re on the floor. Pass.
Opines Jeffrey:
Boring concert season. I hope it gets better.
States Chris:
Pretty much all those shows except the three or four rock shows all fucking suck balls.