Combine the above with an intimate venue with no photo restrictions, a low stage and FREE BEER and you have the makings of one fun evening. And a drunken crowd.
Even better, I got to shoot in one of the most photographer-friendly venues I’ve ever encountered. Security was friendly, the pit was spacious, and there was a nifty indent on each side of the stage so I could shoot from the wings of the stage. And while I was restricted by the typical three-songs-and-out rule, security allowed me to stay in the shooting area to watch the rest of the show.