Date: August 5, 2014
Line Up: 311, Tatanka
Location: The Fillmore. Denver, CO
What is the best way to spend a Tuesday night? Yes, a Tuesday night? This is not your typical “show” night — at least, it’s not mine. In Colorado, we are used to weekend nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre or a Friday at the Ogden Theatre. Sometimes there is a little pre-party, sometimes you show-up hoping there is a spot to stand. Sometimes you end-up driving around for 20 minutes looking for parking — which is what happened to me.
Maybe I’m getting old, but it takes a special show to drag me out on a Tuesday. And, on this Tuesday, that special show was 311. The Omaha natives are no strangers to Colorado fans and typically sell-out the aforementioned Red Rocks Amphitheater. On this Tuesday night, they played to a much smaller crowd at the Fillmore Auditorium venue a with far less prestige and no mountain mystique.
Unfortunately for us, there was a mix-up at the box office and I wasn’t able to shoot from the photo-pit. And, rather than considering this a negative, I thought about it as an opportunity. I shoot from the pit all the time. But, I am rarely in a position to challenge myself to see a show from a different perspective. So, I decided I would shoot from the “fan” perspective and attempt to capture the energy of crowd, crowd interactions and the overall presentation of the show.