Bush with Chevelle and Filter….. Not a Bad Monday at All….

Eager fans waiting for the music to start...

Not very many people like Mondays. I’m definitely one of those people. Whether the weekend was fun-filled and busy, or just a lazy two days of rest (not enough of those) – it’s difficult to get up and get going the following day. This past Monday was an exception to the rule. I got to meet the band Chevelle at a ‘meet & greet’ which was set up by 105.9 the X, and photographed all of the lucky winners that got to meet the band.


Nice and spacious photo pit. Great security people.



After the meet & greet I drove over to Stage AE where I shot both Chevelle and the headliner of the show Bush. This was my first time shooting a show at the indoor stage at Stage AE. The pit is just as big as the one at the outdoor stage. And with only one other photographer in there, I was able to roam from freely without having to worry about disturbing other shooters.




The opening act was Filter, but I didn’t have a photo pass for them. You can’t always get access to all of the acts. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. Filter played a great set that I got to watch without worrying about missing a “Nice Shot” since I wasn’t shooting them.

Chevelle’s set started out as dim red lighting during the beginning of first song, and gradually became more colorful. Click on the image below to view a small gallery of photos of Chevelle.

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By the time Bush hit the stage, the near-capacity crowd was ready to rock the roof off of the place. The lighting for Bush was awesome for all three of the songs I shot. That’s all you get in concert photography. When you pick up your pass, you’re told “first three songs, no flash”. I wish I would have had a fourth song so I could have gotten a few more tries at the drummer. Why don’t the lighting directors ever give the drummer a little more light? Just makes me want to save up and get a camera with full-frame sensor… Anyway, just like before – Click on the image below to see the gallery of photos of Bush….

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