Monday, May 4, 2009

New Gallery at Beyond Pairadice Studios site... "The Dreaming... Live at the Cheyenne Saloon"

A new gallery has been added to Beyond Pairadice Studios featuring my absolute favorite band, The Dreaming. This show was at the Cheyenne Saloon on December 13th, 2008. The venue had really poor lighting and the band added a strobe box on the stage, causing quite a challenge for photos, but I was able to overcome this with a 50mm lens that has a 1.8 f-stop (for dark situations). The concert was amazing because the band played an extended set that included quite a few Stabbing Westward songs (for those not in the know, the lead singer was the frontman for Stabbing Westward). I wish smaller venues would invest just a little bit in lighting. I think the bands and the fans would both benefit from the modest investment, and it would also work in the venue's favor, with more bookings and a better reputation for being "the" venue. Even Wasted Space in the Hard Rock and the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay could stand to improve their lighting situation (and the HOB could also use an acoustics overhaul). Until next time...

~ Glenn B.

1 comment:

Flirty said...

I LOVED LOVED LOVED stabbing westward- big fan!! Great shots you got!