On December 6, 2013, the 91x Holiday Bonus show was held at the Valley View Casino Center. This was a smaller warm-up show before the main 91X Wrex The Halls show scheduled for December 8.
The lineup was Fitz and the Tantrums, Airborne Toxic Event, Chvrchs, and The Royal Concept. I was looking forward to photographing Fitz and the Tantrum since I had missed them at Del Mar this summer. This show was also a real mixed bag when it cam to lighting. Some of the acts had great, bright lights, other…. not so much.
On the plus side there were only five photographers in the photo pit at any one time, making moving around easy.
First up was The Royal Concept.
Then came Chvrches, a much more challenging shoot due to the subdued lighting. I pushed the Nikon D4 to ISO 6400 halfway through their set and am pretty happy with the results.
The Airborne Toxic Event put on a great set. A real joy to shoot and the light was great.
Fitz and the Tantrums really delivered a great closing set. Can’t wait to photograph them again.
All images captured on Nikon D700 and Nikon D4 cameras with 70-200mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses on Hoodman CompactFlash and Sony XQD memory cards