Of A Revolution. O. A. R.
To be quite honest I had never really heard or listed to this band before. Had no idea what genre of music they played, how may musicians were in the band, or if I would fall in love with them or not.
Well, I did. Fall in love that is.
I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to shoot this concert. I love challenges and I knew this was one that would definitely test my skills behind the camera or lack there of. I started my night out right with a quick stop at Cracker Barrel. One of my favorite restaurants I might add. Those of you who know me know I’m a food snob and that cracker barrel does not really fit the bill of a 5 star restaurant however, there’s just something about the down home cooking that gets to me. Maybe it’s the biscuits … whatever it is I love that rocking chaired porch and the Stewart’s root beer to my core. I even got down to one peg on the peg game they have on the table. Truth be told when I did it alone I got to three, but a friend of mine helped me and we made it to one. Pretty good start to the night if you ask me.
When I finally got to the venue I was escorted through the back stage. It looked like the toy shop on the day before christmas eve. Lots of little elves moving equipment, rolling big black storage containers and setting everything up.
My first view from backstage was kind of mezmorizing. You would think that I would have caught it with my camera instead of my iphone seeing as I still have the old model iphone with no flash. HINT HINT family… my birthday is coming… Get it?
I quickly grabbed my gear and climbed on top of a small mountain to get a little bit higher up to get this shot.
This band is kind of impressive.
The energy was mystifying and the music was so freakin’ good. I have been listening to them since that night and am loving them more and more with every song played.
Jerry the sax player came into the audience and walked through the crowd, all the while making music from his soul. Nothing short of amazing.
The bassist was well dare I say is a cutie 😉 and played so damn well.
I really enjoyed all the music. I felt like I related to almost all of the songs and I loved the way Mark spoke some lyrics in between his singing. I liked that. A LOT.
I was very impressed when I stood in the pit. Thats where all the lighting changes happen and a lot of other behind the scenes stuff that I have no knowledge of. Just in case you didnt know that . Because I didn’t. I recieved a lesson that night. A few actually…
The one that sticks out in my mind is walk your path, go for your passion and your happy will follow. It was inspiring to be there, witnessing these artists share a little piece of their soul. Thank you .