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Bassnectar Inspires Red Rocks Crowd With Message from the Late Bill Hicks

Night 2 of Bassnectar‘s mega Red Rocks weekend to close the month of May was a hot ticket – one that attracted fans from far and wide among Bassheads. We could only imagine that Bassnectar had some magical tricks up his sleeve and of course a few of his special moments were captured on film by YouTube user Joel Thorstenson.

Enjoy and check out the full quote from the late Bill Hicks below. Hicks was a comedian who tackled many difficult topics in his acts including political issues during his time. Bassnectar pays homage to his memory here with one of his thought-provoking quotes. Hicks passed away from pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32.

Full quote from Bill Hicks:

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, “Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, “Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we … kill those people. “Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.” It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no Job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love.”

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