|Photo: Randy Harris|
I must also give a quick shout out to the Memphis fans. Although I feel that the city should be able to have a better turnout, the people that did come out were true fans, eating up every lick and every note the band could throw at them. Also, I could not help but notice that the fans in attendance were more than willing to sacrifice their proximity to the stage for space to move and dance, which is rare at any concert these days. I never felt crowded throughout the entire night and always had room to breathe. Nobody was crashing the stage, and everyone was extremely respectful to one another. Way to go Lotus fans!
After indulging us in one long, continuous set of pure Lotus magic, the band obliged us with a raging encore, which was met with a massive response from the crowd, to finish off the night. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lotus for coming through Memphis. It is truly an honor to see a band that can sell out Red Rocks come to our humble city to honor its extensive music history. What impressed me the most about the show was that, even though the attendance was not as extensive as the band is used to, Lotus came out and gave 100% anyways, showing a true sense of professionalism and love for their craft. Coming up on the band’s 15th year in existence, Lotus continually shows that they will push the boundaries of genre and break away from the expected. To round this review off as simply as possible, if Lotus comes to a city near you, no matter what day of the week, I highly recommend that you get out there and dance your troubles away.
Words: Randy Harris
Photos: Ellis Jones IV
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