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.