Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

I had been curious about Tinted Windows for a while, since it is such a star-filled group. The band is made of up Hanson’s Taylor Hanson, Smashing Pumpkin’s James Iha, Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos. Since I missed the band at SXSW, I made sure to check them out when I heard that they were coming to Double Door.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when legendary rockers mixed with the pure pop of Taylor Hanson. It turned out to be more pop than rock, which was surprising.  Everyone seemed to be in their own world, rarely interacting with each other, and only occasionally interacting with the audience (Taylor was the best about interaction, it seemed).  However, they were upbeat, and you could tell that there was a ton of talent on a small stage.

So, ultimately, the show was entertaining, but nothing revolutionary. However, it’s worth the ticket price at least once, just to see everyone on stage, up close and personal.

The setlist was long and included:

Take Me Back
Can’t Get A Read On You
Without Love
Dead Serious
Messing With My Head
New Cassette
Back With You
Cha Cha
We Got Something
The Dirt
Kind of Girl
Doncha Wanna

(Encore)
Nothing To Me
I Don’t Mind

Shooting Notes

This was a pretty straightforward shoot. Great white light center stage for Taylor, and occasional bursts of bright light for the sides of the stage. As normal, the hardest part of shooting was the packed crowd and lack of photo pit.

I shot the majority of the set with two Canon 5D Mark IIs, and the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/2.8, with the 135mm f/2 coming out for a few shots, mainly to capture drummer Bun E. Carlos. Since I was front row, I relied most heavily on the 16-35mm to get full-body shots.

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

Tinted Windows @ Double Door

6 thoughts on “Tinted Windows @ Double Door

  1. Those are fantastic, Tasha. Beautiful review and GREAT WORK! I’m sorry I missed you! I missed pretty much everyone who was there because we were hanging out in the lounge downstairs most of the time. With James Iha. 😉

    1. Thanks, Char! I had no clue you were there, otherwise I would have sought you out to say hi! And you’re like a magnet for rock stars, it doesn’t surprise me that you were chatting with James Iha, at all.

  2. great shots!
    just an FYI, i haven’t followed any of adam’s other bands, but i can tell you as a long-time pumpkins fan, being in his own little world and rarely interacting with fans is pretty much how james operates on stage.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Melanie.

      I was more struck by the lack of band interaction, rather than fan interaction, but that’s good to know. Thanks for the info!

Comments are closed.