Red Rocks is not flooded — the picture going viral is misleadingBy Ricardo Baca | September 15th, 2013 | 9 comments
The viral photo currently dominating Facebook and Twitter of a flooded, underwater Red Rocks Amphitheatre is inaccurate, according to a city spokesperson.
— Anica Padilla (@anica7news) September 15, 2013
“It’s a little wet up there,” said Dan Rowland, a spokesperson for the city of Denver’s Arts & Venues, which operates the mountain amphitheater. “Nothing’s underwater. I just talked with our guys up there, and (promoter) AEG is fine with it too.
“We’re moving forward with tonight’s Lumineers concert.”
The photo, which was retweeted by a number of local television station reporters, shows a Red Rocks besieged with flooded water filling 20-30 rows but not the stage. It’s a detailed shot, too, complete with banners from radio station KTCL-93.3/FM, the sponsor of tonight’s Lumineers show.
“It’s business as usual,” said Rowland.
The misleading photo of Red Rocks appears to come from a blurry webcam at the venue.
Red Rocks tweeted a little after noon on Sunday that the venue is not underwater and the Lumineers show is still going on as planned.
Red Rocks is not underwater and we're getting ready for the Lumineers show tonight.
— RedRocksAmphitheatre (@RedRocksOnline) September 15, 2013