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Red Rocks is not flooded — the picture going viral is misleading

The viral photo currently dominating Facebook and Twitter of a flooded, underwater Red Rocks Amphitheatre is inaccurate, according to a city spokesperson.

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“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.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and editor at The Denver Post.