May 13, 2016 is a date that will forever remain dear to my heart! Thanks to the planets aligning in my favor, and the efforts and kindness of a longtime friend, I was able to cross off an item on my Bucket List - photographing my favorite band at my favorite concert venue! I was able to secure a photo pass to photograph Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks Ampitheatre - and to make it even more meaningful, it happened to occur during Thievery's 20th Anniversary Tour and Red Rocks 75th Anniversary!
The weather was fantastic, and the crowd's energy was contagious! I rented a fisheye lens for the occasion, but it arrived broken - I didn't let that dampen my spirits, though, and captured some amazing photographs with the rest of the equipment I brought!
Late Night Radio opened first, followed by Emancipator Ensemble. (This was my first time hearing both, and I thought they were great!) Thievery Corporation played third, and did not disappoint. As much as part of me wanted to stay in the pit and shoot the entire show, I also wanted to step back and enjoy my favorite band with the rest of the stoked fans. So, I found a balance - and I love how everything turned out!
I am so grateful to my friend Annabel and to Thievery Corporation!!! I'm looking forward to my next Thievery show, as always!! I've listened to their music while making countless memories over the past 20 years of my life! Here are a few of my favorite frames from the evening.