Dropkick Murphys – 11/6/09

The Dropkick Murphys played at the Fox Theater in Oakland on November 6, 2009.  I was allowed to shoot the first three songs from the pit and the rest of the show from the crowd.  The lighting was very challenging.  Most of the time the stage was flooded with deep red and blue lighting.   Aside from the very cool and theatrical, but challenging lighting, the show was very high energy with a lot of crowd involvement.  Because the Fox Theater is so beautiful, I made sure to get some wide angle shots of the architecture. Continue reading

West Fest 2009

Original Lowrider Band - West Fest 2009

On October 26, 2009, tens of thousands showed up at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for West Fest 2009, a tribute to Woodstock. It was a free concert but the musicians made it seem far from it. There was a plethora of artists that have ties to some of the largest bands of the past 50 years including members of Greg Allman’s Band, Jefferson Starship, Mountain, Paul McCartney’s Band, relatives of Jimmy Hendrix as well as Sly and the Family Stone. Continue reading