Merry Christmas to us. We love Treaty of Paris.
A little sneak peek, because I know there are some people that want to see a few of these. More are coming.
Tonight was Treaty of Paris’ final show (well, you know, aside from the few shows a year that they’ve promised to play). It’s a sad thing… those of you who have followed my blog for a while probably recognize the band as one that I shoot pretty regularly (or did when my life wasn’t consumed with weddings). I have known the majority of the band since 2003, when they were all in different bands. In fact, Phil (guitar) was in the second band that I ever shot… that was hundreds of bands ago. Needless to say, I love them all.
The best part of the night was when they invited all the fans onstage to sing the last song with them, which is what’s going on in the above photo. It was a very Treaty ending to the show.
A few more photos are under the cut… just a few early favorites…
For those not in the Chicago area, JBTV is a brodcasted, Emmy-winning program that is dedicated to local (and sometimes not-so-local) music. It’s a show that has kept true to it’s roots – totally non-corporate, and it just celebrated its 25 anniversary. It’s basically an institution for Chicago music lovers. Walking around the studio is like walking through a museum. Everything on the walls and on the tables are signed… even some chairs are signed!
Imagine my happiness when I was invited to take photos for Treaty of Paris’ performance on there just a few weeks ago! This was the fourth night of what I dubbed my “Treaty of Paris week,” as I shot a rehearsal, their EP release, promos, and then their JBTV appearance. Luckily, I love these guys, otherwise I might have been sick of them. It really is a testament to their performance that I wasn’t sick of them. I could have watched them a few more nights, in fact.