The Frantic opened up for AM Taxi and Billy Talent for this show. The whole thing was very unexpected, actually. Poison The Well was slated to play the show, but sadly, their van (and gear) got stolen that morning, and they obviously couldn’t make it…. so, Frantic got a call that afternoon about their availability, and before they knew it, they were on the bill.
It was a great show. Lots of punk, lots of rock, and just genuinely good bands. It’s rare that the entire lineup of a show is good, but this was definitely one of those shows.
Only three songs this time, which is a bit rough for me, because I love shooting Frantic’s full sets. But, I was lucky and had an all access pass, so I spent some of the latter part of the set shooting side stage – making sure I got some of the famous Brett Hartwell faces.
The lighting was typical Metro lighting – lots of red, with bursts of usable lighting. As I always do for The Frantic, I favored my 16-35mm lens.