The Rainbow Music Hall: Remembering a Legendary Denver Concert Venue

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In reply to by Steve Richards (not verified)

Wooo, easy Steve. He did say 1979. I worked there '80-82, best teen job EVER!

Thanks, Susan! I have to agree with your assessment of having a teen job at the Rainbow. Good times!

In reply to by Steve Richards (not verified)

From what I read, the article does say 1979. Did you bother to read the whole thing?

Awesome topic and story, Brian!
I was just a shade too young to have been able to witness any of the shows at the Rainbow, but the Black Flag tale alone makes it an important part of my Denver history.

In reply to by Dave @ PKH (not verified)

Thanks, Dave! That was really a great place to see shows and there were so many great shows to see there. 

I worked there for a few years in the early 1980's. It was an unbelievable experience to say the least. I was in charge of backstage security and the parking lots. I figure I saw 400 plus shows. Chick Corea, Weather Report, Bobby Blue Bland, The Jerry Garcia band and on and on. It was a blast! I was there for the Nig Heist show and I could not stop laughing.

In reply to by Jeff Noble (not verified)

Hi Jeff - Thanks for sharing with us. I was there that night, too. It was definitely an evening I won't ever forget.

In reply to by Jeff Noble (not verified)

My uncle worked there as a bouncer as well. He always talked about the fun times. He loved Barry Fey. When my uncle passed away, Barry attended his funeral. Not too much later Barry passed. RIP!

Shannon; I was a friend of Barrys also; and I just cant call it "passed" when somebody hangs themselves...I'm still mad at him for doing that...

In reply to by Jeff Noble (not verified)

Hi Jeff
I worked there also...'80-82 at the concession stand. Helped with "pat downs" at the entrance also. My favorite teen job!!