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Shaky Knees Music Festival – Day 3 Photos

Shaky Knees Music Festival – Day 3 Photos

I always feel a bit sad when concluding festival posts, because that means it's truly over. I have repeated said how much I enjoyed attending Shaky Knees and I look forward to hopefully returning in future years (bringing our Denver crew with me!?). Because not…
Colony House - Gothic Theatre - Denver Concert Photos

Colony House at Gothic Theatre

I have seen Colony House before, but maybe we are all in the mood for it - they just seemed more ready to rock out this time. The band took Denver's Gothic Theatre on a wild ride, which was pretty cathartic given the past few…
KONGOS Concert Photos via @Greeblehaus.com

KONGOS with Sir Sly & Colony House at Summit

Guys, bear with me for second here. It's going to sound like I am ragging on KONGOS, but I really more raising a question. Not that I expect them to answer, so perhaps it's a bit of rhetorical question, but here goes. Why do bands have crappy lights while photographers are in the pit? Seriously. I'm seeing this more and more and am completely baffled. Do bands want to have bad photos taken? In the case of KONGOS, it was incredibly dark with only strobe lights during the first two songs. As a photographer, that is when you "spray and pray," meaning you just shoot shoot shoot and hope you get something, anything. We only get three songs, but luckily on the last one, the curtain fell and glorious lights came up behind the band, not to mention electronic screens. I know that bands are doing what they feel is right for them and their fans - but I really don't understand why the good lights come on later when no one is photographing. Again KONGOS,  love you, you're talented, entertaining, great show... but I walked away from the pit and looked back, then my jaw dropped as all these beautiful lights were floating down on the front row full of cell phones.