Behind every photograph there is a story. I had been bugging Ashley about those damn sunglasses. Come on now, this set was in the amphitheater and sunglasses definitely weren’t needed. I told him I liked his eyes and wanted to see them so this is what he gave me during the set! 

Behind every photograph there is a story. I had been bugging Ashley about those damn sunglasses. Come on now, this set was in the amphitheater and sunglasses definitely weren’t needed. I told him I liked his eyes and wanted to see them so this is what he gave me during the set! 

Okay just a little rant today. Why is it that I keep getting asked if I am a parent when I go to shows? Or which one out there is my kid?  Just because yes I technically could have a child at a show does not mean that I don’t enjoy the music of the bands that I go to see. Sure there are those nights that I am out covering a band and I am not a fan but hello if I am singing along with everyone else, don’t you get the idea that I actually like the band?

At this point in my life I am able to go see the bands I like. I can road trip etc and see them multiple times if I so wish. Age is just a number. I’m sure there are some days we all feel like we are 90 and there are other days where we feel 15 again (heaven help us with that). 

I don’t go around asking the kids if they are old enough to drive themselves to the shows or if their parents brought them. But I also won’t look down on you because you are a kid. Your opinions matter just like everyone else’s. Okay, enough of my soapbox here! 

So years ago we went to see Incubus up in Philly. I didn’t really know much about the band except for whatever the hit song was at the time but we went to cover them for our music site and had a friend working for the band. Security sent us up to the after show and I left my friend talking with Incubus’ singer Brandon Boyd when I spotted my friend. While talking to my friend all of a sudden someone attached themselves to me and kissed my neck. I was like, who was that? “Jose” is what I was told. Had no clue who Jose was at the time.. =).. 

So years ago we went to see Incubus up in Philly. I didn’t really know much about the band except for whatever the hit song was at the time but we went to cover them for our music site and had a friend working for the band. Security sent us up to the after show and I left my friend talking with Incubus’ singer Brandon Boyd when I spotted my friend. While talking to my friend all of a sudden someone attached themselves to me and kissed my neck. I was like, who was that? “Jose” is what I was told. Had no clue who Jose was at the time.. =).. 

I absolutely love Chevelle. First saw them back in 2000 when they opened on Powerman 5000’s Rockets and Robots tour. From there saw them open for Filter. Great to see them through the years!
Saw them last night at the Raven’s kickoff in Baltimore. As always solid performance but seriously have to say I HATE free shows. Brings out the worst crowds.

I absolutely love Chevelle. First saw them back in 2000 when they opened on Powerman 5000’s Rockets and Robots tour. From there saw them open for Filter. Great to see them through the years!

Saw them last night at the Raven’s kickoff in Baltimore. As always solid performance but seriously have to say I HATE free shows. Brings out the worst crowds.

“You can’t be in a band and not have worn eyeliner”

Dave Pirner on Halloween in 1998 while doing his makeup

A sort of melancholy night. Started looking through older photos uploaded on my website and as I’m in the midst of Rockstar Uproar shows and shooting Avenged Sevenfold I started looking at old A7X photos. Some of these are headlining tours, some are Taste of Chaos and of course there are a couple of Halloween photos from 2005. 

Have to search to find my old photos of Mudvayne but I loved how Chad did his makeup/stage get up back then. The bowler hat, overalls, bullet hole in the forehead. Love it! To me Mudvayne is not just the music but also how they appear on stage. Saw them a couple of times without the makeup/stage get up and although they were there in an auditory fashion, visually they weren’t there. They were just like everyone else! What are your thoughts? Does the stage get up make a difference? People hated it when KISS took off their makeup. What if GWAR performed without costumes? Slipknot without the masks and jumpsuits? 

“You don’t want to be a cowgirl?”

Al3 of PM5k back on the Kid Rock Tour
How I miss Dave! I love Papa Roach and always will but for me something huge has been missing since Dave has been gone from the band. Dave was a very special person. So much I would love to write down but not with this being a public blog. Just know that things aren’t the same without him. 

How I miss Dave! I love Papa Roach and always will but for me something huge has been missing since Dave has been gone from the band. Dave was a very special person. So much I would love to write down but not with this being a public blog. Just know that things aren’t the same without him. 

So there is a definite love affair with Shinedown. For awhile I think we were seeing them every two months and sometimes even more frequent. It’s strange not seeing them right now but they are busy working on the new album. First saw Shinedown at the Thrash at Rash in Baltimore. I was on the far end of the field when they went on stage and was blown away by Brent’s voice. Their lineup has changed over the years but I really feel that this lineup they have now is the best and tightest they have ever been. There is just magic that happens when they are on stage. 

So there is a definite love affair with Shinedown. For awhile I think we were seeing them every two months and sometimes even more frequent. It’s strange not seeing them right now but they are busy working on the new album. First saw Shinedown at the Thrash at Rash in Baltimore. I was on the far end of the field when they went on stage and was blown away by Brent’s voice. Their lineup has changed over the years but I really feel that this lineup they have now is the best and tightest they have ever been. There is just magic that happens when they are on stage.