Airborne Toxic Event @ Webster Hall, NYC - 6.13.08 (6)

Airborne Toxic Event @ Webster Hall, NYC – 6.13.08

June 19, 2008 | Concert Photography, Photography

Airborne Toxic Event opened up for The Fratellis last Friday at Webster Hall in New York City. I didn’t know what to expect from the band but after their set, I became a fan. It’s hard to describe their sound but I guess it’s considered indie rock? Their live show is very energetic and it was never boring to me. For this show, I was shooting for and I thought I got some great shots of both Airborne Toxic Event and The Fratellis.

Since it was a Friday night, it took me almost 2 hours to get down to Webster Hall. The traffic was unbearable like usual but thankfully I got down to the club before the doors opened. I was nervous there wasn’t going to be a photo pit, but there ended up being one this time. I had the pleasure of shooting the show with fellow photographers Chris La Putt and Kyle Dean Reinford. Its always nice when there are other photographers you know at the show; it makes the time go by quickly in-between sets.

For the ATE set, we were told to shoot the first 3 songs, no flash. There were no bouncers around so most of the photographers shot the majority of the set anyway. I was shooting from the far left of the stage after the 5th song and still got some interesting photos. I’m glad we got to shoot pass the 3rd song because I pretty much threw out all the pictures I took during the first song. I’m not sure if it was the lighting or just trying to figure out what settings to go. For this set, I was switching between the 70-200mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4 and 18-70mm f3.5. I wish I had another D300 to switch back and forth but I’m lucky to even own just one at this point. I can change the lenses pretty quickly though so I don’t lose that much time.

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