Apollo Heights @ Central Park SummerStage, NYC - 7.5.08 (7)

Apollo Heights @ Central Park SummerStage, NYC – 7.5.08

July 12, 2008 | Concert Photography, Photography

Apollo Heights were the opening band at the Rachid Taha concert at Central Park SummerStage in New York City last Saturday.  The event was free yet rainy at times. I never been to SummerStage before so it was cool to finally to have been there and shoot a concert there as well. Also, this concert was shot for Prefixmag.com.

Apollo Heights were an interesting band to see. They hail from NY and play experimental, progressive rock. There’s no drumming so they use drum machines, laptops and other instruments. The music was really loud for their set and I saw a lot of people covering their ears. I had to jam tissues into my ears since earplugs never stay in my stupid ears. The singer of the band sounded like Angelo of Fishbone but their music was hard to describe in general. Funk, progressive new wave rock? I don’t know.

Before the band’s set, it was raining pretty steadily but as soon as the band went on, the rain stopped. I was all nervous that I was going to get my camera all wet. I brought an umbrella and plastic bag to put on my camera but I never had to use it thankfully. Since the band was positioned all the way in the back of the stage, I had to use my 70-200mm f2.8 lens the entire set. That lens is so heavy to use, my hands start to hurt after using it awhile. A true sign that I’m getting old & weak haha.

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