Neon Trees at Ogden Theatre
I saw Neon Trees live for the first time in 2011 when I was lucky enough to photograph Duran Duran and they were the opening act. I was blown away.
I was beyond lucky when Neon Trees invited me back to photograph their Pop Psychology tour stop in Denver at the Ogden Theatre – not only because they have become one of my favorite bands musically – but I knew it would be crazy fun to shoot them as the headliner.
I was totally right.
Tyler Glenn, the lead singer and ringleader, is visually stunning to watch and vocally impeccable. From a photographer’s perspective, he is the perfect subject. Interesting, emotional, colorful. Elaine Bradley on drums was hard to get, tucked back behind her kit, and when she came out to sing a few songs with Tyler my allotted time to photograph was over. But she killed it. Chris Allen and Branden Campbell round out the group with solid musical support. But, hey – this is Neon Trees. I got some fun photos of them too.
I have been saying, ever since Pop Psychology came out, that it was my album of the summer certainly… maybe my album of the year. It’s fun, upbeat, full of melodies and harmonies – but when you listen to the lyrics, there is a ton more there.
Just like Neon Trees the band.
To see all the photos I have taken of Neon Trees, check out this Flickr set.
Just found you through the Mom.me list and I am in love! Great pics and I love Neon Trees.
Awww, thank you Jennifer!
LOVE Neon Trees! I was so excited when I saw that you were photographing them. Great band live and great music!
haha, ME TOO! 😉
You are right about Neon Trees lyrics. I listen to them and they are full of good messages.
Some of the lyrics touch my heart I feel like crying! I know that sounds sappy but it is true!
Keep telling everyone – your concert photos are the BEST