About two years ago, I did some freelance work for a website called BarSmart. It's a pretty cool site, so when founder Paul emailed me earlier this week asking if I could shoot at a concert for him, I was all about it. Despite being there for 4 hours, I only photographed two bands - Sunday Morning (a No Doubt tribute band I did promos for last summer) and a set featuring Billy Sheehan and Reb Beach. They were ridiculously awesome.
I got there, hung out with Sunday Morning for a bit, met another photographer named Wes, and took pictures. Sunday Morning rocks at what they do, and they're all over the stage, which makes for a super fun show.
Rain slowed as Sunday Morning was finishing up, but keyboardist Mary Beth, who is a model of mine, and I went to my car to acquire umbrellas because we knew it wasn't going to hold off. We were right. It rained. A lot. Of course, it's hard to hold an umbrella while shooting, so I kind of gave up after awhile, especially since the crowd was huge. Like I said before, the guitarist and bassist are pretty well-known, but the I think the singer and drummer are local.
As you can see, it's raining. I was impressed that they didn't cancel - everyone was real troopers.
Beer might have helped.
Yeah, it was awesome. I mean, I was completely drenched, and could not wait to drive the hour home and put on dry clothes, but it was a great show, and the rain made for interesting photos. I'm happy.