I have seen a lot of bands this past year. I have to say, tonight The Robots topped my list of shows for this past year. The audience loved them tonight. I got some cool shots of Danny Mac. I finally got some shots of Chris Wonder that I liked. Ed Fell hit those drums the best I have every seen him. Bob Sherman took in the audience's vibe and arranged the evening for us, and Pete Calacci was a blast as always singing both vocal and strings.
Bob Sherman, early on in the evening, said on the mic that The Track Lounge is the only place where people enjoy music. He's right. As I walked around photographing, talking to friends and people I just met, they all echoed the same feeling, without me even asking about it. For some of the people it was there first time there, and they were blown away. This was not just after Bob said it. This was through the entire night.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy, and some more comments at the end of the blog . . .
Sometimes you need to compartmentalize you music to keep it your music. Sometimes you need to get "outside the box" as it were, to create and learn and feel the new energy. The trick is to know when. The trick is to draw the audience in. The trick is to not be too predictable . . . as a photographer that is much more fun, and I think the same for the audience. The Robots, our Loyal Plastic Robots, did just that tonight. Thanks guys!!!!!
Richard and Caroline are great hosts. They have fun along with us. They provide the venue for music, which the region really enjoys, and the bands who come to play really enjoy. I have written in several blogs that it is like a perpetuating vibe. The band gives it to us, we take it, have fun with it, throw it back at them to increase their enjoyment back to us. It is like your first date, seeing how far you can go, and still maintain, enjoy, the passion of not knowing, yet letting it all happen with the right touch. An orgasmic experience of music and loyal people.
For more history of my photographing The Robots, and The Track Lounge, check out these links . . .
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