Motörhead is really loud.
They are so loud that halfway through the three songs in the pit I thought I had forgotten to put my earplugs in but after a quick check (sticking my finger in my ear) they were firmly in place, the band was just that loud.
Motörhead was formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy. Motörhead are a heavy metal band that helped pioneer speed metal and thrash metal even though Lemmy dislikes those labels, saying that they just play “rock n’ roll”. The current band members are: Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister – vocals, bass (1975–present), Phil Campbell – guitar, backing vocals (1984–present) and Mikkey Dee – drums, percussion (1992–present).
I was lucky enough to shoot them on the current tour when they stopped in San Diego on Jan 31, 2011
All photos taken with a Nikon D700 and the following three Nikkor lenses 16mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8
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Great post! Did you run into any stage lighting issues? I somewhat recently shot The Adicts at this same venue and came across a ton of dark spots and poor front lighting and was wondering if you ran into any of the same issues. I was lucky to have shared the pit with only one other shooter that night. I would assume Motörhead was pretty crowded in there.
Again, great post – I would love to one day get the chance to photograph Lemmy and the boys.
The House of Blues tend to have a lot of backlight and very poor front light.
Not sure when The Adicts played in San Diego but I have found that the lighting has been getting progressively worse at both the San Diego and Anaheim house of Blues.
No front lighting at all for some shows, but thats a story for another blog post.
Great Shots.. I really like 20 and 21.
Great shots Alan. The clarity is outstanding.