"I did the '9NEWS Night' at the Rocky Mountain Rage game out at the Broomfield Events Center," Coniglio notes via e-mail. "I've never done the National Anthem before at any event and it's been twenty-plus years since I've sung in front of an audience.
"I grew up in a pretty musical family and did some musical theater as a kid," he continues. "In high school and beyond I was in a couple of bluegrass bands and sang lead and tenor for about five years. It's a hobby; I still play guitar and mandolin. So I sing songs that I like from all different genres of music."
How did it go? "So far, I haven't heard from anyone who hated it," he maintains. "So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I got away with it."
Apparently, Rage fans approved of Coniglio's vocalizing -- even those enraged by the series of snowstorms that keep dumping their load on our fair city. -- Michael Roberts