7/10/2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – Seems like every time the Dave Matthews Band rolls in to town, the show (and experience) ends up being amongst the top of my favorites list. From a photographic perspective, you get the full package of dynamic personalities, incredible lighting and set design, and of course the music and performance that makes you one with the fans around you. A typical shooting agreement is ‘first 3 songs, no flash’, and will last about 11 minutes for most shows I shoot. On this night, the ‘first 3 songs (Seek Up, Tripping, Gaucho) clocked in at around 40 minutes, giving the photographers plenty of time to allow scenes to unfold, and giving us a full spectrum of color, and scenes to capture. One thing I picked up on right away, was that violinist Boyd Tinsley was making magic early in the show, so I turned my lens on him exclusively for about 15 minutes during the set. I ended up doing a special feature of him with what I captured, and the moments he came center stage for solos, and when he and Dave were ‘toying’ with each other face to face, (which turned into an epic dual of back & forth licks), was the highlight of the show for me. Always a joy going to a DMB show, but shooting a DMB show is always a reminder why I love what I do. Photos below.
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Jump to the Boyd Tinsley set on Rknphoto HERE.