For more than two decades you, our loyal Boulder Weekly readers, have been participating in our annual Best of Boulder survey, and we can’t thank you enough. And besides saying thanks, we also need to say congratulations, because you did it again. You set yet another new all-time record when it comes to how many of you voted for your favorite businesses in our Best of Boulder online survey. And as usual, we think you made a lot of great choices this year.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is beloved by musicians and music lovers alike. The rock structure that forms the amphitheater creates a stunning visual backdrop around your favorite artists in addition to providing astounding natural acoustics. Dozens of artists have made live recordings at Red Rocks, including U2, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young and Phish. With a maximum capacity of less than 10,000, a show at Red Rocks can also feel more intimate than many outdoor amphitheaters. In fact, Pollstar magazine awarded Red Rocks best small outdoor venue 11 times in a row before finally naming the award the Red Rocks Award and removing Red Rocks from the running.
Tired of looking like you live somewhere in Scandinavia where the days are short and skin tones run as pale as Texas beer? Well stop whining, and do something about that lack of pigment. Our readers tell us that the best place to get golden brown and beach ready is at Aspen Tan.
Great black and white photography and coffee roasting have more than a few things in common. Both are art, and both involve two important stages. Taking the shot is only half the photographic process. Spending countless hours in the darkroom dodging and burning to create the masterful print is the other half.