Welcome back. Be sure to check out #6 – #10 on our list if you missed it.
Onward to my top five concerts of 2011!
Especially as a photographer, I admit that I’m biased towards artists/bands that go out of their way to entertain and excite. Guitarists doing jump kicks, emcees storming the barricades, bone shattering beats… Beirut has none of that. But the Santa Fe / Brooklyn crew proved you don’t need to resort to tricks to pull off a powerhouse show, leaving the crowd at the Pageant in full adoration and awe.
I normally reserve the preview shots for great close-up portraits, but I couldn’t help myself with this one.
Beirut’s generous photography policy allowed me to explore the venue for different perspectives, so there’s a ton to sift through.
More pictures and full post to come in a few days.