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.
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.
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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