Skinny Puppy

Skinny Puppy

A day in the life of a concert photographer – The Joshua Edition.  Get photopass, go through security while displaying the photo pass and unzipping all the camera gear with an impatient crowd behind, get in, find the side of the stage and then hover near the stage.  When the lights go down we shooters scurry like cockroaches to the front of the stage, grab a quick snap of the set list and then take up our positions and wait.  Once the band starts to take the stage start shooting like mad because after the third song ends so does the glamorous life of being inside the barrier come to a halt and we are cleared away, easy. All was going as per usual, the lights went down and away we went.  I had my cell phone ready to snap the set list and then get my starting spot.  One problem, no set lists were taped to the ground.  I looked around and nothing, well crap, oh well.  I then notice Mark Walk, the drummer,  was almost totally hidden behind his set, while normal, he was also raised up and in the corner, this won’t be easy.  Checking out where  the cEvin Key, the keyboardist, was also in an elevated hard to reach place for us photographers at the other end of the stage.  I figured that would be most of my problems but when Nivek Ogre took the stage he would have a lot of room for his dramatic antics (side note: check out Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival to see Ogre performing in movies)...