10.13.14 // Agganis Arena
Last month I had the great pleasure of working with Grizfolk again! I met up with them in the afternoon and hung out for the day while they explored the arena, did several interviews, met fans, and played the show. When I do shoots like this I like to hang back and be as ninja-like as possible, so that nobody feels or looks uncomfortable.
Grizfolk has a pretty loyal following, so it was cool for me to walk around with the guys and see them interact with fans. There was one very sweet moment at the end of the night when Adam & I were making our way over to meet up with the rest of the group, and a little girl who was probably 5 or 6 saw Adam and stopped dead in her tracks, and her mom brought her over to say hi. It was adorable. There were also tons of people who waited around after the show to say hi and take photos, which is always nice to see, especially for a band that’s opening the show every night.
For anyone interested in gear – I had been wanting to test out the Nikon 70-200 f/4 G VR, since it’s much smaller and lighter than the 2.8 version that I usually use. I figured that since this was an arena show, I’d be okay with f/4, so I rented it for the day from BorrowLenses.com. The lens is reasonably sharp and it performed exceptionally well, both backstage and during the show. I especially like how lightweight it is because I was able to carry it around all day without hurting my shoulders. It definitely exceeded the expectation I had of it, but I don’t think it’ll ever replace the 2.8 version as my first choice simply because it’s not as sharp. But as a lightweight alternative when I don’t need those extra couple of stops, it’s worth it!
I’m going to stop rambling now and let you take a look at all the photos from the day. Here you go!
A lot of jumping and yelling happened here.
A post show “Cheers!” is always necessary. Always.