First I would like to thank Freddie!!! (Tour manager for Breaking Benjamin.) I gave him a call and he hooked me up with a photo pass and allowed me to shoot during the entire set.
I had pit tickets because I did not know Freddie was gonna be hooking me up, but I did not use them. Along with the photo pass Freddie got us seats. Very good seats too, 3rd row.
Me and my friend got there about 4:30pm, I gave Freddie a call and he said my pass would be waiting up front for me. Originally I was supposed to get a backstage pass, but Freddie said he could not do it.
BB is pretty much the only band I wanted to see, so I was mainly just hanging around until their set.
After 3 days grace I went down to the front barricade. I asked the security guy if I was allowed behind the barricade and he said sure. He then said usually they only allow photos for the first 3 songs. I only him that Freddie said I could shoot the whole show. He said he would go check on that for me. Another guy who had a radio came by and asked my name, he went to go check with Freddie and he said I was good to shoot the whole thing, thank you Freddie.
While I was waiting for BB behind the barricade I met Adron, the web guy from the point. He was a really nice guy and a big BB fan.
I work at a photography studio, so I was able to use some of our equipment. I have a Canon DigitalRebel XT and I used a wide angle lens on that one, 11-18mm. Then I borrowed a Canon 20D along with a Canon 70-200mm f2.8/L lens.
This was my first time trying to photogrpah a concert and I must say it was extremely challenging. I took a total of 251 pictures, not all turned out. I am still working on fixing them up and everything, but I added some to my gallery.
Ben gave a big shout out to TSB. He said we rock and the old HR site sucked.
In case anyone is wondering, I was the guy rocking out behind the barricade in the grey BB shirt. One of the security guys was like dude you are supposed to be taking pictures not having fun, ha!
After BB me and my friend left. I have seen Staind many times before and they are nothing special live.