Yes! Finally got to see August Burns Red play live again! When it comes to music it seems like everyone has 5 billion favorite artists (and I’m guilty of that as well). However, I can say that ABR is in my top 3. Who knows how many times through I’ve listened to Messengers and Constellations but I can tell you it’s a lot. The last time I saw them was when they opened up for As I Lay Dying back in ’08 and my mind was blown when I saw them then. Since then they’ve released a new album and are actually about to release another here in a couple months. It seems like every time they would be on tour here I would be on the opposite side of the state of where the show was at. Well not this time.
My buddy Joel hooked it up and got me a photo pass through Texas In July (another amazing band you all should check out). I shot their set first and took some video, however they got stuck with really crappy lighting. A lot of deep, dark red lights which kills the shots in my opinion. I lucked out when it came around to ABR’s set; they had some pretty even lighting for the most part. Even with decent lighting, I still liked most of the shots in b&w. There’s only two in this post that are color. Let me tell you though, for being at ISO 3200 and 1/100th most of the night, I’d say there was some decent shots. Using no flash for the first time during a show like this was a little different and hard to focus at some points but I think I did fairly well with the conditions. I also recorded one full song of theirs (Thirty and Seven, seen below) and shot as much as I could while still being able to enjoy the show. That’s one of the downfalls of shooting shows is you get so caught up in the pictures you forget to enjoy the music. I made sure that I enjoyed every second, even while I was snapping away. Without further ado, here’s the great August Burns Red! Cheers!
And of course I had to grab a shot with Matt after, nicest guy I’ve ever met.
August Burns Red – Thirty And Seven