Deep in the heart of Downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, the historic Hotel Monte Vista has stood tall since the late 1920’s. The legendary hotel cocktail lounge opened during the era of prohibition. It has welcomed celebrities, outlaws, and perhaps even the occasional spirit (not only the kind that comes out of a bottle) for nearly 100 years.
On Friday, August 26th, The Glides made an appearance at the legendary venue. Performing three sets in front of several hundred raucous, hard dancing, hard partying fans,and playing well into the early hours of Saturday morning. The Glides performed their entire catalog of original and cover songs. One lucky fan, who was celebrating her birthday at The Glides show, got a serenade from the whole band.
There were no reported appearances of “The Bank Robber,” but fans did get a chance to belly up to the same bar that legends such as John Wayne, Bob Hope, and Freddy Mercury had visited throughout the years.
(The ghost of “The Bank Robber,” is a man who was shot in a bank robbery. He decided to stop at the Monte Vista cocktail lounge in spite of his injury. He bled to death while having his final drink and is rumored to haunt the hotel. Read more ghost stories of the haunted Hotel Monte Vista by clicking the link below.)
The band opened up the night with hit singles One Time (Ms. Gadway) and In The Night. As the night went on, The Glides made their reggae debut, breaking out with Bob Marley’s Waiting In Vain. They also made their full band debut of Plush by Stone Temple Pilot’s. Fans at the show also got to hear the live debut of The Glides newest song, Go, Go, Go!
When it was time for the show to end, the fans weren’t done partying yet. The Glides were happy to oblige and stayed on stage playing for an additional 30 minutes, including a reprise of the fan favorite One Time.