Neutralize The Threat
After last week’s killer gig by Frankenbok at the Corner Hotel, I was hopeful there would be decent lighting to work with again. Last week, the ‘Bok were superbly lit and it made my life so much easier.
Arriving at the Corner just as In Trenches were to hit the stage, I noticed the one solitary red light they we’re being lit with. Yep, was gonna be a long night in the trenches if this was a sign of things to come.
The girl at the door told me there were no restrictions tonight so I felt that meant that I could use my flash as well. I mean come on, no matter how much I pushed the camera, under tonight’s ‘lighting’ I wouldn’t have achieved a thing.
I managed to get some ok shots of In Trenches, who by the way, blew me away. Thought they put in a killer set and were so mindfuckingly loud as well. Just as their last song was coming to a close, the security guy approached me and said ‘no flash’. That’s not what the door girl told me bub but anyway, I wasn’t gonna argue. I had gotten my shots anyway.
Soon after, Earth Crisis hit the stage in all the hardcore glory. No pit tonight. No pit. No lights. No hope doing anything decent with the camera. I spent most of the night getting fucktards off my back who were jumping in all their ‘core mentality into me and/or anything else to get to the band.
I left the Corner Hotel sans hearing, a decent shot and one of my kidneys.