Last night I got to photograph Lita Ford in concert. It nearly didn’t happen.This is one of those stories that happens to concert photographers and most of the time it doesn’t have a happy ending. This time it did. I showed up at the box office with plenty of time and went to the will call window where I handed over my id. The young woman then informed me that I was on the list for a ticket but nothing else. Since I was there to photograph the show I was surprised and asked her if she could please check with the tour manager since I had a confirmation email with me from the person who arranged the photo pass. At the same time I shot a quick email off to the band’s management but honestly didn’t have much hope since it was 7:45 pm on a Sunday night. But I was wrong, not only did the email get answered, within 15 minutes I was handed a photo pass and allowed to bring my cameras into the building.

I really enjoyed the show and Lita can shred and belt it out with the best of them. Gary Hoey on guitar was a nice touch and the interplay between Lita and Gary was great.

 

All Images shot with Nikon D3 and Nikon D700 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses. All images were captured on Hoodman RAW 16GB CompactFlash cards.

A very big thank you to Andrew for getting everything sorted out especially at the last-minute.

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