10 years ago, August 9, 2006, I shot my very first concert. I have met a ton of awesome photographers, security guards, promoters, bands and fans. I have gotten to see a ton of great shows and photograph some of my favorite bands, including, but not limited to: Breaking Benjamin, Incubus, Deftones, Sevendust, Taproot, Story of the Year, Cage The Elephant, Soundgarden, Shinedown and Halestorm.
Every spring, when Pointfest comes around, I know that the summer concert season has begun. Pointfest 2016 had a solid lineup featuring: Deftones, Chevelle, Bring Me The Horizon, Coheed and Cambria, The Struts, Flogging Molly, Story Of The Year, Highly Suspect, Sick Puppies, Holy White Hounds and The Hush List.Continue reading
On July 15th I photographed the BROOKROYAL show at Pop’s in St. Louis, MO, their hometown. It was my second time photographing them, check out the previous shots. This was a concert to announce The Point’s next Pointfest, which they will also be playing. There were 3 other local bands who opened for BROOKROYAL: Last Nights Vice, Fivefold, and Corvus. (Those pics will be up soon.)Continue reading
They’re up! As I mentioned in my review, the equipment I used is in the following post. Almost all of the images are just a straight processed RAW file with little or no Photoshop. I have also enabled comments on the gallery and as long as the spam doesn’t get out of hand I will leave them open.
Keep reading for some of my favorites.
Sunday I went to Pointfest with some friends and had a great time. We got there a little before 4. I picked up my 4 tickets and 2 photo passes and we headed in. Thanks go out to Dave and Freddie for once again getting me hooked up with the tickets and passes. This time I was able to shoot from in front of the barricade instead of from the pit, which was not an easy thing to do. I am working on getting the pictures up from Pointfest as fast as I can. I used the same equipment as the last Breaking Benjamin show.
The second Pointfest of 2007 will be on September 30th with tickets going on sale August 4th for $29.
- Pointfest Lineup
- Breaking Benjamin
- Sum 41
- Three Days Grace
- Finger Eleven
- Sick Puppies
- The Starting Line
- Evans Blue
- Mute Math
It’s a better lineup than the first Pointfest of 2007, but once again the only band I want to see there is Breaking Bejamin.
- Sum 41, ewe.
- Three Days Grace, just saw them live a month ago.
- Seether, saw them a couple years ago at a previous Pointfest.
- Finger Eleven, know a whole 2 songs by them.
- Sick Puppies, who?
- The Starting Line, who?
- Evans Blue, saw them at the Pageant and was not very impressed.
- (hed) P.E. saw them a couple years ago at Pointfest, they were ok.
- Hurt, not a fan at all.
- Mute Math, who?
I guess this is why I barely listen to the Point anymore, they only play the wussy stuff anymore.
Update: 2 more bands have been added to the lineup, Chevelle and Saliva. Chevelle: Nice. Saliva: No thank you.