For the past ten years, at the end of the year, Lucky Boys Confusion puts together a few shows called Songs From A Scene. They invite some popular locals from the year to play… it’s a big tradition in the local scene, and it’s always interesting to see the line-up. This year was the last year it was being done, so, to celebrate, they brought back some bands that played the first few years. Even though most of the bands had been broken up, they reunited for one night, which made the show pretty epic.
I had to start editing with The Dog & Everything’s set. Not only the band that I pretty much learned photography on, they have the distinction of the band I’ve seen most times live, as well as being very good friends of mine to this day. Oh, the stories I could tell of tours and backstage antics, but I’ll save that for later. Even though the line-up was not completely original, it was amazing to once again hear the songs that I heard live every weekend for several years. It was made even better by having my old school concert buddies right next to me singing along as we did when we were 21.
This is the second time I’ve shot at Double Door since they’ve renovated the lights. While the light show wasn’t as epic as it was a few weeks ago, there was a passable amount of light, and it was of decent quality. I used all primes to shoot the show, mainly the 35mm f/1.4L and the 135 f/2L and shot the set from stage left, as I’ve found that to be the best angle light-wise. It also allows me to get most of the mics out of faces, as well as a clear shot of the drummer. If I have a pass, it also provides super easy access to the side-stage door for an additional shooting angle, which, since Double Door has no pit, is invaluable. (And now that I’ve shared my favorite spot with everyone that reads this, please don’t take it if I’m shooting the same show as you, okay?)
Anyway, my one regret is that I wasn’t on Augie’s side of the stage for at least part of the set to get his crazy antics. I forgot how bendy he gets when playing the bass. I think they’ll just have to pay another show, so I can shoot from stage right next time!