Diplo – 5/18/11

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It is common for Santa Clara University students to party hard on Wednesday nights despite having class the next day, however, very rarely is the largest party held on campus. Diplo was on campus on May 18, 2011 and students packed the Locatelli Student Activities Center to get up close and personal with the famed DJ. With a crowd of over 700 and a sound system with enough power to rock the entire city, this concert was surely a spectacle. When the music stopped and the lights went on the party wasn’t over, however. In response to a slough of requests over twitter, Diplo made his way down the street to Moontower, a house near Alviso and Bellomy, and played an encore DJ set almost all night long.

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End Notes: I shot this concert with the Pentax K20d as usual, but I also used a Canon 5d. I didn’t need much zoom since I had stage access and it was a small venue, so I kept the 50mm f/1.4 on the K20d and I took advantage of the 5d’s full-frame sensor by shooting wide angle shots with the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8.

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