"This Modern Love," by Bloc Party was the soundtrack to all of my shitty high school romances. I loved the song more than I can ever admit to loving any of the high school boys I dated.
So, of course once I jumped at the chance of photographing the band. The concert was at Mezzanine in SF. There was no photo pit, so I had to wiggle my way past a sold out concert floor. I think that gave my photos a more intimate feel and capture the concert from the crowds perspective.
Check out my review and more photos here: http://thebaybridged.com/2016/09/23/photos-review-bloc-party-at-mezzanine/
I agreed to shoot this event months ago, but I thought it would be part of the Weezer and Panic! At The Disco summer tour. Photo approval for this festival was sort of last minute due to the confusion, but I was super excited once I saw the full line-up.
The Sacramento heat was surprising, since it was well in to fall. I made the mistake of showing up in black long sleeve shirt and skinny jeans. Luckly, there were a few consignment tents around and I was able to pick up a cheap pair of shorts.
Once I changed clothes, I spent most of my time running around snapping photos. The set times were short since there were so many artist on the bill.
I got to snap photos of Phantogram, 888, Waters, and The Unlikely Candidates for the first time. It was cool to finally catch Phantogram since I missed the band's set time at this years OutsideLands.
My favorite to photograph was Panic! At The Disco. I loved Brendon Urie's energy. He was moving around so much, it was hard to take a bad photo because there were tons of great moments to catch.
Check out my review here: stitchedsound.com/city-of-trees-sacramento-ca-09-10-16/