Brian Aubert has such an interesting voice. I was really looking forward to seeing SSP and I was not let down. He looked like an average guy but when he opened his mouth I opened mine in aw. They sounded like the album but in the live sort of way. I was not expecting them to being to hold up such a stellar sound.
Brian rarely snuck out from behind the mic but when he did the swarm of photographers moved over there. Since I am mentioning that the guy shooting with the gary fong over his flash needs to be punched, so inconsiderate. Epic lighting plus a strategic spot for shooting led to some great images .
Why Modest, Why must you have the worst stage setup. I wish you were closer to those people who came to see you cough me cough. The whole band seemed to be hidden behind at least 2 instruments. They performed amazing as expected but because of the setup one of the main bands I wanted to shoot was lacking in the photo area. I even wore my green buffalo Modest Mouse shirt They played a few of their new songs off the EP, sounded great.
As I already said, they were all so far back and with 30 photographers this was even harder to capture do to the lack of space. Great show though
Cake had some of the most dramatic lighting of the whole show but also had more technical problems than most. He was having a good time yelling / telling jokes to the sound booth. Regardless the show was great with very record like sound.
Shot all in manual for this and most of the other sets for the night. I loved how the colors just poured all over the stage. I am in love with this lighting as it is a photographers dream.
We were greeted by someone dressed like a tiger and then the band dressed up like some sort of fairies. As a photographer you tend to love everything that is out of the norm because it always makes for better photos. They had people up on stage doing little acts that included gas masks and fat stuffed people as well
Lighting on Fulano stage was great and the unique characters on it made it even better. All images Unedited.
All images Unedited, Straight from the NIkon D700. Deerhunter played a good set although the lighting was difficult.