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“What’s one of the funniest or weirdest things to happen to you with band interaction as you were in the photo pit shooting?” Although it’s not exactly funny or weird, the first band that comes to mind is Sevendust.
Flash forward a few years, a few albums, and a few shows and I’d like to think my Alter Bridge story has somehow come back full circle.
I’ve now seen Motionless in White over 10 times and declared “Eternally Yours” to be my favorite song of 2017. Needless to say, I was stoked to them at Welcome to Rockville this year.
Something I always try to do is analyze my photo sets to see where I can improve for the next time I shoot a band. So, my objective at Carolina Rebellion was to spend a little more time on Tobin Esperance. I discovered that I have been missing out.
After the release of their 12th studio album Battles last November, they started popping up on nearby tours and festivals. I gave the new album a listen, and low and behold, I rekindled my love of In Flames.
I don’t know what was different about shooting Volumes at Carolina Rebellion, but I’ve been hooked ever since.
I was skeptical once it was announced that bassist Aaron Pauley would be taking over lead vocals… gotta say though, Aaron sounds amazing on both the new songs AND in the live translation.
Every now and then, you think to yourself, “Damn. These guys are going places!” Nothing More was definitely one of those bands.
Throughout the entire festival run, Amon Amarth consistently pulled one of the biggest crowds on the side stage. No surprise there, who wouldn’t want to witness this battle?
My mind was a whirlwind of, “How bright are their lights going to be? Are my settings right? Holy shit, I’m about to shoot Metallica. Don’t f- this up.”