Ok. So I realize that lately I've mostly been photographing larger venues, but there's a little part of me that will always love photographing D.I.Y concerts. I know that they've recenty gotten a bad rep because of the Ghost ship fire in Oakland but I will never stop going to them.
While yes, this event was tragic and my heart goes out to those who lost some one in this horrific event, I feel this speaks more about the lack of space for the arts in our every day lives and how desperate out housing situation has become in the Bay Area. It's hard for artist and creative spirits to afford housing in the bay, a lot of times people have to live in areas that need a lot of repairs if that means cheaper rent.
As some one who spend a lot of time at house shows and odd spaces watching live music, there is nothing that makes me happier than going to small concerts band's put on themselves. I've laughed, cried, danced and became who I am today because of these impromptu concerts.
So, I thought I'd post a few shots from a show I went to the other night, because for me, nothing heals wounds like live music.