It’s been almost two whole weeks since I last posted anything here. I wanted to get some photos on here earlier in the week, but I’ve been extremely busy. Lots of shooting, editing, shooting, editing, shooting . . . See a pattern yet?
I’ll be posting at least twice this week…. Maybe even thrice…. I’ve shot a few shows, a promo shoot and a book release/signing for a good friend of mine. Well… Let’s start with last Saturday and see how long this gets. I’ll try to use more photos and less words….
On Saturday April 16th I had the opportunity to shoot a two great acts. First was The Vagrants, who were opening for The Clarks on the Gateway Clipper Fleet’s Majestic. We started outside, shooting a few photos on the upper deck and eventually the shot you see here, taken from the upper deck. Luckily the rain held off long enough for us to get a few good photos. After a few more shots, it was off to the buffet for a really good pre-show dinner.
Once we finished dinner, it was time for Justin and Billy to take the stage. They played a great set full of crowd favorites, and looked right at home in front of the sold out crowd. Make sure you check them out on their Facebook Page.
Next up were The Clarks. These guys have been rockin’ the Burgh for over 20 years. I have been to well over 100 of their shows, and they never disappoint. Getting a good shot of these guys was difficult due to the crowd being packed in like sardines, but that’s to be expected when it’s The Clarks on stage. Weaving in and out of the crowd, I was able to get a few shots that I was happy with.
The Clarks played and amazing set with the crowd singing along word for word on just about every song. The beer was flowing and the boat was rocking. The band left the stage after finishing their song Help Me Out, only to hear the crowd cheering and asking for more. So what did they do? The jumped back on stage to please the crowd with one of their biggest hits, Better Off Without You followed by Trampoline which is from one of their more recently released CDs. As the boat returned to the docks they finished the night with their own version of What a Wonderful World which was originally recorded by Louis Armstrong.
After packing up my gear and saying my farewells, I headed to the Hard Rock Cafe to catch part of another show. And after hearing some of the show there, I headed on down to Carson Street Live to see yet another band play. Like I said, busy busy busy…..
I hope you come back later on to read about a fist fight in a parking lot that I actually caught with my camera. And remember to ‘like’ my Facebook Page if you haven’t already done so.
Thanks for looking,