Thursday, March 26, 2009


So, Denver thinks it has a blizzard on it's hands. Granted, 10+ inches has fallen today in the Metro area, but I was used to that at least once a week in Breckenridge, so I don't see what all the fuss is about. Work closed at 1 p.m., along with every other business. So, instead of a 40 min drive home, it took me two and a half hours! The Governor declared an emergency, highways closed down, schools were not in session and there were hundreds of accidents. We had a about 9 inches at the house. In the long run, the storm is good. Denver has had about 7 inches of snow all winter and barely any rain. So we are dry as a bone and need the precipitation, wet or frozen.


The Mile High Music Festival is returning to Denver for its second year packed with two days of music. The lineup was announced this morning on KBCO. The official website lists more information. Check back for more updates over the next few months.
Here is the 2009 lineup so far:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rapids Soccer

Tuesday evening, Melissa and I headed over to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to watch the MLS Colorado Rapids play a Burgundy and Blue game against the Metro State Roadrunners. It was a free game for the public, so the stadium was not even a quarter full (the temps in the low 40s probably did not help either). These preseason matches are usually played between the starters and second line as an opportunity to introduce the players to the fans and get ready for the regular season, however this match was against the local state college.

Metro State was coming off another stellar season that saw the team advance to the NCAA tournament for a third consecutive year. However, they were no match for the professionals and were held mostly to a defensive roll throughout the match. Not that the Rapids were much better. They ended up winning 6-0, but had some very lack luster moments that will get them slaughtered in regular season matches, which start this Saturday versus the Kansas City Wizards. Should be an interesting season for the Rapids.