She and Him @ Webster Hall, NYC - 4.22.08 (12)

She and Him @ Webster Hall, NYC – 4.22.08

April 23, 2008 | Concert Photography, Photography

She and Him (Featuring Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) canceled their first night at Hiro Ballroom April 21st due to “sickness” (Zooey lost her voice). Instead of move the first show to a later date, the promoters decided to just combine both shows and move it to Webster Hall. The club was a lot bigger than Hiro Ballroom so it made sense, considering how fast the tickets sold out. I couldn’t believe the tickets sold out in a matter of minutes. I just never go to shows like that; I usually can get tickets a few days before the show.

Despite losing her voice, Zooey and Matt decided to play the show anyway and I thought they did a great job. Zooey seemed a little nervous at first, but still sang very well in my mind. M. Ward is a fantastic guitar player by the way! I never knew who he was until I discovered She and Him. The band played pretty much every song off their debut album “Volume 1” plus a few tracks I never heard before. I never knew Zooey Deschanel was so musical talented and could play the piano and sing. Even though she couldn’t talk between songs, she still had charisma and used big poster board to say stuff like “Hi,” “I love New York.”

Just like the set from Ola Podrida, the lighting was very bright which made it an enjoyable set to shoot. There was no photo pit, so there was no 3 song limit so that was nice. It just sucked that I had to sit in the same spot the whole time. There was a lot of photographers at this show so I’m sure if you go on Flickr, you’ll see 50 different points of views. I knew at least 3 photographers there so that’s saying something.

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