Live Reggae at the Library

@teamfreak16 (40848)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 25, 2017 9:41pm CST
Each summer, the Manitou library hosts a weekly Summer Lawn Concert Series, with local acts taking the stage each Tuesday evening. Tonight, a reggae band played, so you know I was there. Mo' Mungus was tonight's band, playing a mixture of rocksteady, reggae, and ska, with emphasis on the rocksteady (rocksteady is a style of Jamaican music that came after ska, but before reggae. It was very popular in Jamaica for about two years.) The band plays both original songs (I love local bands that play original music) and covers (their Bob Marley cover was "Caution.") About an hour into the show, it started raining, a light, yet steady rain. The band covered their equipment and took a break, resuming their set about ten minutes later. I quite enjoyed their show. Live reggae on a perfect, albeit a little rainy, summer evening is tough to beat. I linked to one of their original songs ("it's on the CD," as the guitarist was fond of saying.) If nothing else, watch it for footage of some classic television dance scenes.
Who is Mo' Mungus, what is Rocksteady, and how do you dance to it? Well -- watch this highly educational video lesson and you will know! (Song: Mo' Mungus pe...
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@FourWalls (13259)
• United States
26 Jul
That's so cool! Certainly defeats that stereotype of librarians running around going, "Shhhhhh," doesn't it!
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
It sure does. One of the librarians even introduced the band.
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@andriaperry (48332)
• United States
26 Jul
I love live music, especially when they are good. Glad you had a good time.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
Oh, I did. I love live music.
• Preston, England
26 Jul
sounds a lovely show - glad the rain didn't spoil it for long
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• Preston, England
26 Jul
@teamfreak16 always great when that happens at gigs
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@dollaboy (6232)
26 Jul
Nothing like Live music, Scott
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
Nope, nothing beats live music.
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@dollaboy (6232)
27 Jul
@teamfreak16 Right, Scott
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@Shavkat (59525)
• Philippines
26 Jul
I love watching and listening to a live band. There is no lipsync.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
Live music is the best!
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@Shavkat (59525)
• Philippines
27 Jul
@teamfreak16 I agree.
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@FayeHazel (17093)
• United States
26 Jul
That's awesome. I love outdoor concerts
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
I know, there's just something about it. So relaxing.
@dgobucks226 (11437)
26 Jul
Sounds like a great concert man! Source- pininterest.com
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
I do love Peter Tosh. Thanks for that.
• Richfield, Utah
26 Jul
Very nice! These guys are great, nothing says summer like live reggae music. Can't beat that !
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
I do tend to listen to reggae more in the summer.
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@allen0187 (33152)
• Philippines
29 Jul
Thanks for sharing this. Will check it out in a bit. Sounds like my type of gig. Relaxed and laid back except when they play songs that make get up on my feet and do a shuffle of two!
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul
There were a few people dancing. Not me, though!
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@allen0187 (33152)
• Philippines
30 Jul
@teamfreak16 I would have busted a few moves myself!
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@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
27 Jul
I wish I lived near. I want to jam along or at least see close.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Jul
I live a block away!
@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jul
There have been a lot of concerts on around here but we haven't managed to get to one yet. Hopefully we'll make it to one before we leave France.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Jul
That would be fun. Maybe some jazz. France has a huge jazz scene.
@Neiltarquin (1093)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
26 Jul
I love reggae music. I love the vibe it produces. All positive, all happy...
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
These guys were all about happy and positive. Not a single protest song.
@JohnRoberts (54003)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Jul
Reggae lives in Colorado!
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
Reggae is pretty big here. There used to be a great reggae bar in Denver. It was there for a long time.
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@TRBRocks420 (75309)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Jul
Glad to hear you enjoyed the show.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul
Thank you. It was a lot of fun.
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