So What?! Music Fest DAY 2, 3/20/16

So I've been slacking, but here are the photos from the second day of So What?! Music Fest, finally. I don't have too much to say except that this weekend was incredible and I got to meet and hang out with a lot of wonderful people and it was totally worth the trip! 

The Ongoing Concept

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

'68

Being As An Ocean

Being As An Ocean are always wonderful to photograph, thought I've never had the chance to catch them at a festival. Last year at Warped, I ended up missing their set, so I was really happy to shoot them at So What?!. 

Emarosa

Emarosa is just insane live. If you've ever seen them with Bradley Walden, you know what I'm talking about. So it was no surprise that he spent more time in the crowd than he did on stage, or when he started climbing up the stage to hang upside down. It was total insanity and I'm so glad I got to catch it! 

Stray From The Path

Oh Sleeper

Zao

Born Of Osiris

To be honest, I didn't expect to like my photos of BOO as much as I do. I've shot them plenty of times before and I've always relied on their great lighting to get cool photos, so I wasn't sure how I was going to do in a festival setting. But, the sun was just starting to set during their performance and was shining through the stage and it was absolutely beautiful and made for some insane photos. 

The Word Alive

If you know me, you know how much I love shooting The Word Alive. I got to photograph them earlier this year in Denver, but wasn't extremely happy with my photos and really excited to redeem myself at So What?!. Thankfully, that's exactly what happened. Not gonna lie, my heart stopped a little when Telle singled me out to come scream into my camera. I live for moments like that! 

Silverstein

Beartooth

God, this was such a rough shoot. I opted to use my longer lens (which I did for the majority of this day) because of how many people were in the barricade, and I'm really glad I did. It was total insanity. Finally got some good photos of Brandon on drums, which was nice considering he is no longer in the band anymore. 

The Devil Wears Prada

Every time I shoot The Devil Wears Prada I have a new favorite photo and this set was no exception. Everything was perfect from the light to the craziness on stage to the time of day they performed. I'm just really happy with these photos. 

Saosin

This was a really, really rough shoot for me. I think because TDWP right before was so easy and the lighting was so perfect, and this was the opposite of that. I wish I could have a redo, but I did walk away with a couple of photos that I like. 

Underoath

Fucking Underoath. So, right before their set, we found out that no photographers were allowed barricade access. It was lame. But, I sucked it up and shoved my way into the huge crowd and shot with my longer lens in hopes of getting a few keepers because I didn't fly all the way to Texas for this festival for nothing and I would be damned if I didn't get some good photos of these guys. Thankfully, I didn't give up even though I ended up tossing about 2/3 of the photos I took, and walked away with a lot I love.