Ed Sheeran @ Empower Field

Ed Sheeran brought an electrifying show to Denver on August 19, breaking the attendance record at Empower Field at Mile High with around 85,000 fans. Weather may have tried to stop the show, but after a 2 hour delay, we were in full swing as Ed made his way to the stage. The evening started with Cat Burns followed by an unfortunate smaller set by Khalid, that was stopped short due to the weather. Overall, it was an absolutely fantastic evening and we have so many highlights from each artist! Enjoy.

review written by Jessica Nelson & Meghan Wolf

Cat Burns

It was just Cat, herself & the mic. Cat has made waves on her social media, spreading her music to the masses (anyone seen the dope choir video!?). Transfer that to real life, & wow! She is a powerhouse on the vocals. One thing she did during her set was engage with the audience, waving every chance she got. Love to see some fan love!

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Khalid unfortunately had his set cut short but looked amazing in his pink outfit for the 3 songs he was able to sing. You can just tell Khalid enjoys what he does, so interactive with the fans, waving and bouncing around like a pogo stick. His radiating energy can bring a smile to your face. Of course he was playing banger after banger after banger & someone who will probably be selling out stadiums himself soon enough. BET.

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Ed Sheeran

Every time Ed Sheeran hits the stage, it’s awe-inspiring how one guy, a guitar, and a loop pedal can captivate thousands of people. He doesn’t need full costumes, set backgrounds, dancers, and flashy lights to put on a great show. Although this time he did add fireworks and a rotating stage, why not in a stadium right? Ed produced every song live on the spot with his loop pedal and brought insane energy running around his rotating stage. It was MAGICAL & the unique feeling that it won’t be performed like that again = once in a lifetime. With the rain delay, it turned into a late late late night show, playing past midnight.

To touch on a show of this size, stadium shows can be overwhelming, bringing a lot of crowd anxiety, prep, parking woes, etc. More to think about than a small venue, general admission show. Just know, it will all be okay, it will all work out, & don’t get yourself in a tizzy worrying (easier said than done). On the flip side, being immersed in that many people, all there for ONE PERSON is the absolute coolest feeling, being 1 in that 85,000 number.

Photos by Jess Nelson Media, LLC. All images © 2023 Copyright Jess Nelson Media, LLC.

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