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Blue October are currently on tour supporting their latest album, Any Man In America. The photos were taken at my favorite concert venue, The Pageant, on October 1st, 2011. This was my first time getting a chance to photograph them and I must say that the lighting was pretty good. Also, the front of the stage was clear, which made things pretty easy to shoot. Another plus was there were no security guards or other photographers behind the barricade with me, so I had the place to myself. All in all this was a fun show to shoot.Continue reading
Nice article celebrating the 10th anniversary of my favorite concert venue, The Pageant. The Pageant is where I just photographed the Story of the Year concert. Some of the many bands that I have seen there are: The Urge, Breaking … Continue reading
Holy Hell! Now that was one kick ass show at The Pageant. It was the first time I had seen any of the three bands live.
We got there about 30 minutes before the show was to begin. The doors had just opened but there was already a pretty long line that we had to wait in. I figured it would be hard to find a spot on the floor, but I was wrong. We made it down there and went towards the other side of the floor and were able to get right up near the barrier. There was only 1 person in front of me.
The first band was one that I had never heard of before, Element Eighty. They were actually pretty good and the crowd got into them as well. They played for 30 minutes. And when they were heading off stage they were tossing some water out to people and some guy must have said something because the guitar player started to yell and him and threw his towel at him, but I have no idea what happened.
Then Ill Nino came out and played for about 45 minutes. I have known of them for awhile, but only knew one song from them, the newest single. They were freaking awesome.
While we were waiting for Sevendust to come on stage the person in front of me move away from in front of the barricade, so I jumped in and was now right on the barricade about 3-4 feet from the stage. I could almost touch the stage.
Sevendust came out and tore the roof off the place and played for about 1 hour 15 minutes. They were unbelievable. They put a ton of energy into their shows. I was right infront of where one of the guitar players, Clint Lowery, was. When they broke out with “Black” to start off the show I went nuts. The bass players was funny as hell. He was making some weird ass faces and just messing around the entire show. Both him and Clint were tosses pics all night. Clint threw a few my way, but I missed them all. After they finished up with the last song Clint took a few pics and started handing them to people and I was one of them. Image. When they left the stage the crew came out and they tossed Clint’s playlist my way and it bounced off some hands and landed on one of the security guys. I immediately pounced on it and grabbed it and so did the guy next to me, but I was not going to let go and I came away with it. Image.
Then after the show I went outside to hand out about 50 Sevendust stickers because I am on their street team.
This was one of the best shows that I have even gone to and if you have the chance to go to the show in your area, GO.
[Listening to: Waffle - Sevendust - Home (3:30)]
This past Wednesday I went to see Korn and Limp Bizkit at The Pageant. I was on the floor almost dead center in the back of the pit. Even though it was the back it was still only about 20-25 feet from the stage.
The opening band was, Droid, who I had never heard of, but they weren’t too bad. They played for about 20 minutes and then they stayed out there for Fieldy who did two of his songs for Fieldy’s Dreams, his little side project.
Then it was Limp Bizkit. This was my third time seeing them live, but first time at a small venue. They had the intro from the new cd going on behind the curtain. Then, they opened the curtain and broke out into My Generation and that’s when all hell broke loose. People were jumping all over, pits where forming, it was awesome. They played My Generation, My Way, Nookie, Break Stuff, Hot Dog, Phenomenon, a cover of You Know You’re Right – Nirvana, Eat You Alive, Behind Blue Eyes, Counterfeit and Faith. There may be a couple more, but I don’t remember. During Eat You Alive and Behind Blue Eyes Durst was out in the crowd, which was cool. I was glad they atleast played Counterfeit, would have also liked to hear Pollution, because they didn’t play either during Summer Sanitarium. All in all they kicked ass. They played for an hour.
Then we had to sit though a bunch of crap about the Xbox, because the tour is sponsored by it. They had Jonathan Davis come out and play against someone in Rainbow Six 3, but that didn’t last long because the other guy sucked ass at it. Then they gave away a Xbox in a competition. They had two people singing a Korn song and the guy won.
Then of course it was Korn. They were awesome. My second time seeing them live. They played all of the songs everyone knows. During Blind the place went nuts and I was able to move in closer to the stage, about half way up.
It was an awesome concert. One of the best I have been to. My voice is just about shot after the concert.
That day was also good because my Lit class was canceled. I really didn’t feel like going. Well, I never feel like going to that class. We started Heart of Darkness a couple weeks ago and we are still on page 4-5 or so. Also, I started reading Foundation which I am reading for my novel presentation.