Pointfest 2007

What happened with Pointfest? The point has announced who will be playing this years Pointfest and once again it’s crap.

  • Pointfest Lineup
    • The Killers
    • Wolfmother
    • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
    • Papa Roach
    • Bullet For My Valentine
    • Say Anything
    • Modern Day Zero
    • Red Romance
    • The Exies
    • Smile Empty Soul
    • Dropping Daylight
    • Autovein
    • Madina Lake
    • Blackpool Lights
    • Straylight Run
    • Operator

To Be Announced
One more national act
Pop’s Local Band main stage opener (to be determined on 4/28)
Pop’s Local Band stage line-up, featuring 11 of the best St. Louis bands

  • Date: May 12th, 2007
  • On Sale: March 17th, 2007
  • Price: $29

Seriously, The Killers headlining?

Pointfest 2006

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.

Please take a look at some of the pictures that I took of Breaking Benjamin at Pointfest.

Pointfest 18, sucks

This years Pointfest will be on May 6, 2006 and the full lineup will be annouced on Monday, April 3rd. So far the only bands I know of are 10 Years and Hurt. If you know of any other bands that are confirmed, please either leave a comment or contact me.

Update: (4-3-06)
The official lineup has been announced and Pointfest just keeps getting worse every year. Last year I didn’t even get there until 7, because I was really only interested in Breaking Benjamin.

This year on the main stage are: Coheed & Cambria, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Trapt and Blue October. On the second stage: 10 Years, Hurt, People In Planes, Bril, Autovein, Rock Kills Kid, Bullets & Octane, Eighteen Visions, Damone and a local band.

Tickets are only $18 and go on sale Friday, April 7th. There is not one band that I care to see, so you won’t be seeing me there this year.