If you read my daily posts, you probably notice that I don’t have much negative to say about bands or venues for the most part. They are all investing time and energy into entertaining us so they deserve props. I am going to make an exception to my self imposed rule.
Anonymous & I got to the venue pretty close to doors. I tried asking around(merch lady etc) for video permission but I could not get to anyone who had any authority to give permission. My 5 camera 4k multicam dreams were crushed again. We were having a beer while waiting for the band to start and one of the volunteers asked anonymous to pull his mask up between drinks. I am pro-mask and I do that normally (I was in florida over the summer), but damn… that is pretty heavy handed. The same volunteer asked us what the band plays- she thought they were a spanish band. We had to tell her to go get some earplugs. Haha.
Well apparently, while I went to my car to fetch my DSLR and grab something quick to eat, there were announcements that there are no photos allowed, don’t even remove your phone from your pocket. I get back and the band starts- I whip out the GH5S and start filming. Volunteer lady sees me and comes over:
Me: Oh, Hi! (thinking she would recognize me from earlier)
VL: Don’t you know there is no recording here?
Me: I am taking pictures (white lie- I was taking 30pics a second with sound)
VL (growing visibly agitated): Didn’t you hear the announcements? There are no pictures either!
Me: No, I wasn’t here for announcements! (This was the truth. I was inhaling a pretzel at the bar down the street)
At least I got 12 minutes before I was spotted. So, don’t expect any more videos from this place. Too bad because they had a nice stage setup and good sound.
By the way, YLT were so snoozy in the first set that I fell asleep 5 times. This is not an exaggeration- I conked.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo