Greenwood Village, Colo. — In this crowd lighters have given way to smartphones, but Mumford and Sons brought the feeling of ’80’s early ’90’s U2 to Fiddler’s green. Marcus Mumford and band played a carefully practiced, perfectly plucked show with excellent production to a sold out crowd Wednesday night.
“Some of our favorite gigs are in Colorado” he proclaimed drawing concertgoers in quickly, conversing with those closest, they pressed against the stage barrier and hollered back. “Ghosts That We Knew” began with a joke and a warmth toward the crowd that continued all night. The song “Forever” is destined to hit as it felt familiar, but definitely new. The performance had all the greatest traits of a perfect live set, including a walkabout in the crowd, as Marcus sang the lighting rig and spotlight followed. Continuing the evening, during “Dust Bowl Dance”, Marcus played the drums, sparks fell from the rafters and he destroyed his drum set in crescendo. The pace came down after that. The quartet stood around a mic, Marcus stated these will be “quiet”. They were quiet and beautiful. Keeping up the feeling of a great arena show, the encore included Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”. They played on through “I Will Wait” and closed with the “The Wolf”. While you always want more at a show like this, no one left without seeing Mumford and Sons leave it all on the stage. Check out the sights.