Pirate Fest hit The Marquis for a night full of music Denver in Featuring Alestorm, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, RainbowDragonEyes, and Solarfall.
As fans entered the Marquis, they could feel all the excitement from the war paint and kilt clad people ready to hear a night full of songs any pirate would be proud to sing. Denver natives Solarfall started the night off with a set full of mystic power metal that really warmed up the crowd.
Next up was a solo act by the name of RainbowDragonEyes. His music was an interestingly fantastic mix of Gameboy video game soundtrack, dance, electronica, and pirate metal that you had to hear to believe, and the audience couldn’t have been more enthusiastic.
The Dread Crew of Oddwood filled the small Marquis stage with its seven members. As they did their final sound check, Ruba, the guitarist, turned to an excited, and probably a little bit buzzed fan that went by the name “the Keebler Elf.” Ruba and “the Keebler Elf” both took a shoe off, filled them with beer, and drank what Ruba called “shoey” as the excited and a little grossed out crowd around cheered them on. That was the start of what turned out to be an entertainingly fun hour of some of the best folk metal you would ever hear.
Finally the band that everyone was there expecting to see, Alestorm took the stage and did not disappointÂ byÂ playing the best Patagonian pirate polka ever. With intensely fun songs about everything fans could imagine a pirate would sing about pirates fighting zombies, Alestorm ended an amazing night that nobody there would soon forget.