Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Las Vegas Concert Photography: 311

If it wasn't for the fact that I actually have pictures of 311 performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on 3/11 (aka 311 Day),  I'd probably try and dispute the fact that I was actually there—mostly due to the short-term memory loss inflicted by the massive cloud of marijuana smoke that hung over the crowd.  And I was only exposed to it for about an hour!  I can't imagine being there for the entire 3.5 hour show!  It's a good thing I had my drug screen prior to shooting this show :)

Pics from the show below.  As always, click on any picture to be taken to the full gallery on my website.


311 performs for 311 Day at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV


311 performs for 311 Day at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV


311 performs for 311 Day at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV


311 performs for 311 Day at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Las Vegas Concert Photography: Mat Kearney

Mat Kearney stopped by Las Vegas two weekends ago to perform for a sold out audience at the Access Showroom in the Aliante Station Casino.  This posting isn't so much about Mat Kearney as it is about the venue.  And what a great venue it is!  It's small, holding maybe 1000 people, max.  And there isn't a bad seat in the house!  The lighting is great, as are the acoustics.  It's really a cool little venue that provides a comfortable and intimate experience.  It's just a shame that it's not utilized more for some of the more well known artists like Mat Kearney.  Looking at their concert calendar, then next (and only) big name performer taking the stage in the coming months is Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (who are AMAZING live!!!)

Venues like this really need to be utilized more.  Granted, you'll probably never see Bon Jovi or Van Halen performing here, but it certainly would be an awesome place to catch some of the more well known artists (like Mat Kearney) who don't really have the draw to fill at 15,000 seat arena like the MGM or a 4,000 seat venue like The Joint.

And this is not meat in any way to portray Mat Kearney in a negative way.  He was awesome on stage and had the crowd dancing in front of their seats almost right away.  He played for an hour and a half, treating the audience to seventeen of his songs; ending his encore with his hit "Hey, Mama."

Pics from the show below.


Mat Kearney


Mat Kearney


Mat Kearney

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