Summit Up 6-6-12: Fired up about our big trip to Pueblo!

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that welcomes y’all to Dinosaur Season. And no, we’re not talking about dem dare critters they dug up over in Snowmass or the footprints and what have ya down in the Four Corners. We’re talking about all the relic rock acts that are wheeling out of the past to infiltrate our concert stages this summer. All these bands you thought were extinct, now back to rock again!

For example, we just received an email from the good folks at the Colorado State Fair, which is held in a mythological place in southern Colorado named “Pueblo” every year. (We say “mythological” because not only have we never been there, we’ve never even met anyone who’s from there or who claims to have visited there.)

(Insert indignant protestations from Pueblo residents and/or fans about what a great place it is and how maybe some astronaut we once heard of is from there or something)

Anyway, if you’d like to make Pueblo your ownpersonal Valhalla or Elysian Fields this summer, you can, while you’re there mowing cheddar fries at the local Sonic or whatever, catch such fabulous acts as the Steve Miller Band, The Temptations and the Four Tops, Merle Haggard and Kenny Loggins (remember the theme from Caddyshack? Us neither, but still …).

In between all that great music, you can see “CSF Invitational Bull Wars” (woo-hoo!), monster trucks doing the things monster trucks do (burn a lot of gas and annoy the hell out of everyone whilst destroying old Dodge Darts, AMC Javelins and Buick Electras) and, of course, the tractor pull, which is similar to the monster truck thing insofar as they waste a ton of gas but they pull stuff instead of crush stuff. It’s a fine distinction, we know, but it’s something connoisseurs of hydrocarbon excess truly appreciate.

America’s a weird place, no doubt. Your only hope is that the monster trucks and tractors drown out the sound of Kenny Loggins.

(Kenny Loggins fans: Insert fervent defense of The Greatest Musician Ever Born here)

If you’re itchin’ to get down there and get your eardrums around some of this glorious American stuff, check out It takes place from Aug. 24-Sept. 3, so you’ve got plenty of time to plan.


OK, we have some info here suggesting there’s an open house at Trinity Wellness Studios in Frisco today from 4-8 p.m. There will be free lectures on essential oils at 5 and 6:30 p.m. by aromatherapist Chalyce Marcoskey – who wins hands-down our Coolest Name O’ the Week Award and a free stick of gum to go with it.

Trinity is at 419 Main Street, Unit 1, and at the open house you can find out about all their great summer deals on pilates, yoga, massage and everything else they do.

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