Very different location. This time the show was at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA. This show was a mix of the good, the bad and the annoying. First off, a 120 mile drive took close to 4 hours due to the traffic. This was Saturday traffic which is usually less than weekday traffic but it seems that Southern California drivers can’t seem to keep from running into other Southern California drivers. I saw at least 4 different car accidents, all of which caused traffic in both directions on the freeway to crawl to a halt while people tried to see what happened.
I arrived at the venue and went off in search of the will call window and press table to pick up my credentials for the night. This ended up being a very frustrating experience, and while everything turned out just fine, the incompetence of certain people was staggering. There was a moment when I could actually see my name on the media list through the window while the person at the window kept telling me I had no photo pass. Totally maddening.
On the technical side of things, there was no photopit on the first two nights I shot in Temecula, but here in Hollywood there was a really nice big photopit; that filled up fast. Seems that there was a T.V. show doing some filming and not only did they have a camera man in the pit, they had four other people who just kinda stood around. Well, they stood around and got in the way.
I realized that I had a ton of photos and since the stage was the same for all the shows I would just shoot around them. So the gallery below has no real images of anyone other than Steve Stevens, Billy Idol and Billy Morrison. There were guys I could focus on and stay out of the cameras way. I stayed to the sides of the stage and shot across, something I like to do. I limited the gallery to 25 this time and am pretty happy witht he results I got. All the post processing was done in Adobe lightroom 3.
My thanks to Steve and Gwen, you guys both rock and I really could never have done this without you two.
Alan, great concert shots (I do them also). I will introduce myself in Vegas!
Alan, I was a bit confused for a moment. I thought you had totally changed your style of shooting until I realized that when you click the slideshow button above the vertical images get cropped. That really messed with me! 🙂
Steve Stevens has a great rock and roll look! Good job!
thanks for the heads up on that. It should be doing that so I will look into it.
Another batch of excellent pictures! I especially like #17, 19 & 20.
And so agree with you about this venue! This was my 2nd experience there and the lack of customer service & communication between what the box office sells and what the venue delivers is sadly lacking.
Hope to get to Vegas for NAPP and your class!
Pretty sure I won’t be back to that venue anytime soon. Hope to see you at Photoshop World
Great concert shots. First thing I thought was, “wow, Billy Idol got old.” 🙂 Thanks for letting us music lovers live vicariously through your awesome shots. Hopefully I can meet you in Vegas at the Tweetup.
Killer photos Alan. It was great to see you however brief. You my friend are seriously talented. Proud to have you shoot us.
That made my day.
Catch you next time around.
Awesome shots Alan