LouFest 2016: Day Two } 09.11.16

LCD Soundsystem

Going backwards with the coverage of LouFest, so stay tuned for for Day One coverage coming later. This was my fifth consecutive year covering the festival and is one of the weekends every year that I most look forward to. Every year has been a completely different beast, with the mud being the biggest challenge this time around (the downpour in 2012 was also an interesting one). But still, some really intriguing acts littered the Day Two lineup (Anderson .Paak probably being the biggest standout for me) making it another memorable year for me.

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Gwen Stefani w/Eve @ 08.10.16

Gwen Stefani @ Hollywood Casino

Gwen Stefani and her band kept things lively during an insanely hot summer night at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. Crazy to think that it’s been 20 years since Tragic Kingdom came out and that she still packs so much energy into her live performances.

Side note: For whatever reason, this was the first time I actually had to shoot from the soundboard and of course I was not smart enough to bring along a step stool. Thanks to Jon Gitchoff for loaning me his for the third song.

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Warped Tour 2016 – Part One } 07.27.16

Masked Intruder

The Warped Tour steamrolled through St. Louis for another installment and 2016 made for my fourth time shooting the festival. (For whatever reason, I was previously on a cadence of shooting Warped every other year, but was glad to break that pattern and finally shoot back-to-back years.)

For those who have been to Warped, you know what to expect: hot temperatures, tons of walking to try and see as many bands as you can, and getting close up to some crazy high energy sets. As I get older, the long day becomes more of a challenge to keep up with, but it’s always a great event for concert photographers.

The first half of the day I captured is below and we’ll be back with a second set in a bit.

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