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Since I’m pretty sure that last night was the final concert I’m going to be attending for the rest of the year, I figured it’s probably a good time to share my annual post highlighting all of the concerts I went to this year. Last year was a really good year of concerts for us, but this year I think we were able to surpass that. I tried to attend at least one concert every month of the year and was able to achieve that goal. As usual, we spent a lot of time at the Mesa Theater, our local venue in Grand Junction, but we also did a lot of travelling to see concerts in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Denver. As much as I enjoy travelling to shows, I think we are going to take it easy next year and only travel to a couple of shows like Warped Tour and High Elevation Festival.

We saw a lot of great bands this year, but a few of the highlights that stand out to me were: Fire From The Gods, DED, Righteous Vendetta, Nothing More, Motionless In White, DIVISIONS, Sylar, Bring Me The Horizon and Rise Against

Below are the posters from all of the concerts we attended this year in order. You can check out previous years at the following links:  [2016]  [2015]
 

>> January // Salt Lake City, UT

DIVISIONS 2017
 

>> February // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> February // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> March // Albuquerque, NM

Skillet 2017
 

>> April // Las Vegas, NV

Bring Me the Horizon 2017
 

>> April // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> April // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> April // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> April // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> April // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> May // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> May // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> June // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> June // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> June // Salt Lake City, UT


 

>> June // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> July // Salt Lake City, UT


 

>> July // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> July // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> August // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> August // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> September // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> September // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> September // Denver, CO


 

>> September // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> October // Colorado Springs, CO

TAA MIW 2017
 
>> October // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> October // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> October // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> November // Salt Lake City, UT


 

>> November // Grand Junction, CO


 

>> November // Salt Lake City, UT


 

>> November // Grand Junction, CO

Adelitas Way 2017
 

>> December // Grand Junction, CO


 

A while back I came across a photograph of a pictograph panel referred to as The Sky Faces which I had never seen or heard of before. I love visiting all of ‘The Faces‘ pictograph panels in the Canyonlands Region so I definitely wanted to try and find these. It took me a few years to locate them, but I finally got it figured out earlier this year. Jared and I tried to hike to this panel during our annual October trip but were unable to get there via the route we had chosen, so I had to wait for another time to try. Yesterday, on an 18-mile round trip hike I was finally able to get to the panel. Climbing up to the pictographs was easier than I thought it would be, but I was unable to get onto the final ledge right in front of the pictographs since it required some climbing skills with massive exposure! Here is a photo of The Sky Faces in their precarious location. Look closely, they are there!

The Sky Faces

Since I was unable to get closer to the pictographs, below is a photo I took from across the way that is heavily cropped so you can get a closer look. Obviously, I was not carrying my heavy long lens with me on an 18-mile hike!

Sky Faces Closer

One more zoomed and cropped photo from the side.

Sky Faces

Even though I spent most of the weekend exploring Canyonlands National Park, I’m making sure that I will be home early enough today so I can head over to the Mesa Theater and check out Shine Bright tonight. After going to this show I will officially have gone to a concert every month in the year 2017!

Well, it looks like Diane and I are going to one more concert this month. At least we don’t have to travel far away from home this time. We’ll be staying it town at the Mesa Theater so we can see Adelitas Way again. This will be our third time seeing them and they always put on a good show.

Adelitas Way 2017