The 2nd day of the festival was so incredibly fun. I ended up shooting 10 out of¬†the 13 bands that played. It occurred to me while I was editing that I’ve never shot live music in the day before. What a real¬†treat! I’m so use to dealing with really bad lighting or no lighting at all. Below are some of the highlights of the day for me.¬†You should be able to see all my photos on the Treasure Island Music Festival site probably within a week.
So, on to the fest… Strange creatures roamed the grounds making friends with festival goers (and photographers!). How can you not smile when you see these guys? They’re kind of creepy, yet kinda cool.
Here’s a shot of Peter Ellenby in action shooting Built to Spill. Peter is one of my all time rock photographer heroes. You should¬†get his book with his incredible work “Saturday Looks Good to Me”.
I haven’t seen Film School in such a long time; I absolutely love this band and am so proud of everything they have accomplished. This is the first time I’ve seen the new line-up; could they have found a prettier bass player? I don’t think so. They also sounded fantastic.
One of the biggest highlights of the day for me was Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They have a couple songs I absolutely love and have to listen to daily.
Finally we have Modest Mouse. It was so strange, yet cool,¬†to see Johnny Marr playing in the band.
That’s it! The rest is history.
I’m heading out tomorrow for a nice long weekend up at my friend Marc’s place in Cazadero. I seriously can’t wait to hit that hot tub!
Have a great rest of the week and weekend,