Writer and photographer Alan Crandall submitted the following guest blog previously published at TimesCall.com:
One of the comments I have heard several times recently
was, “really, moe is playing a free concert in Breck’?” Indeed it was true, Moe (the band’s preferred spelling is moe.) did perform at the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, this Saturda
y, as part of the Breck Spring Fever Concert Series, presented by Bud Light. Moe billed as “honest, heartfelt rock from this East Coast that’s been a mainstay for two decades,” has a solid fan base that supports many concert stops and even their own three day East Coast festival called moe.down.
Saturday’s show was well attended with hundreds of skiers, snowboarders and diehard fans braving the chilly weather and moderate snowfall. Performing in the cold is not new for the band, which only last month, as part their winter festival Snoe.down,
played in below-freezing temperatures on the side of Bear Mountain, Vt. Saturday’s weather had the band explaining that they would need to stop and tune their instruments in between each song; otherwise they seemed undaunted by the weather.
Moe’s long jamfull tunes were complemented by the snow, and the grays, blues and white scenery of a snowy mountain day were accented by the colorful skier garb that adorned the fans. I recommend taking in a Colorado concert in the snow. The spring concert series is over in Breckenridge so bring on the summer concerts and festivals, and when winter rolls around again, a snow filled concert should be in your future.