Last night I unexpectedly ended up at Chastain Park Amphitheater for the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy show after scoring free tickets to it. I had been told they put on a great show, but was not that familiar with their music with the exception of one song, Mr. Pinstripe Suit. Well, being the music lover that I am, I thought it was all great. Excellent show musically -- and so much fun with everybody swing dancing. I love being around people having a good time like that, and just couldn't resist the urge to try and capture the fun through photography.
I owe a big thank you to Alan, at Wicked Westie, for the tickets. A night of music, dancing, friends, and photography? Yes please!
The above video is of BBVD playing the tail end of Mr. Pinstripe Suit, and Atlanta based photographer, Lisa Polucci, dancing with her friend Sean. The video gives a pretty good idea what the atmosphere was like there. It be great to shoot a music video for them alternating between the band performing on stage, and the audience dancing from unusual perspectives. Directly above. Down low. Silhouette. Etc. All in real contrasty black and white.
|Love this shot due to the guy in the bottom right and all the smiles on the faces of people behind him.|
|Most everybody you see out in front of the stage here is doing some form of swing dancing. I'd never seen so many people swing dancing at one time in my life -- it was pretty wild to watch.|