Larry and His Flask @ Riot Fest 2012, Williamsburg Park NY – 9.8.12
September 10, 2012 | Concert Photography
Larry and His Flask were the opening band at Riot Fest 2012 in Brooklyn, NY. I go into the whole concert in-depth at ReadJunk.com so I’ll talk about the photography side of things here.
I thought Larry and His Flask were the best band of the 4 bands we got the chance to shoot. Obviously you know by now we couldn’t see Hot Water Music, Descendents and Gogol Bordello because of severe weather. What a bummer, but at least I got a chance to see these guys! Definitely up there with Gogol as one of the best bands to photograph! Every song seemed like there was something fun to shoot. Bass players carrying their bass all over the place, iconic looking drummer singing and standing on his drum kit (not to mentioned jumping into the crowd a few times), and singer that looked like he was an extra on Hatfields and McCoys (haha). Plus the band just sounded awesome too!
I haven’t shot an outside concert since Warped Tour 2009(?) so it’s been awhile. I decided to color-grade the photos a little bit, not so much this set but the photos that follow this set. Having plain old normal looking shots to me just look boring to me. I used the 24-70mm f2.8 when I was in the pit, and used the 70-200mm f2.8 when I was in the crowd. I wish I knew or saw the drummer jumping into the crowd because I totally missed that. I don’t even know where the hell I was for that. Would have made for some good photos, like Chris La Putt’s photo.
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