I have seen the Avengers a LOT over the past 6 years, and this was the best show I have seen them play. SO great. Every single person I talked to after the show mentioned how good they were. I really appreciate Penelope giving me permission to do this.
This was quite the experience. I used to come here in the late 80s/early 90s and just walk right in with my video equipment and film bands (with permission, of course). Now, they only let you bring in equipment if you have band permission… and there is no access to artists allowed. I have video’d both in the past, but I did not have an easy way to contact either one…
After a few minutes of fruitless negotiation with the venue, I put my equipment in coat check and tried to figure out how I could get permission. We got so lucky to find Penelope in the crowd, and she was SO nice and accommodating… even though it was last minute. She got me a video pass and off we went. I can’t thank Penelope enough- we really appreciate it!
Special thanks to Jim McLain for heading to the show and filming with me, and for the edit/audio matrix work. This is not an easy edit- we were both filming independent of each other and he had the “fun” job of trying to splice it together into a cohesive final product!
Thanks to the band:
Penelope Houston – vocals
Greg Ingraham – guitar
Luis Illades – drums
Joel Reader – bass and bk vocals
Recorded by: Jim McLain & Shayne Stacy
Video Equipment used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo; Canon HFM400
This show was super challenging to film. I had planned to do a multicamera of the show, but I could not find anyone from the band to ask about it until the last minute, and it was SUPER crowded. I would have lost my main spot for the camera I operate if I started putting Gopros on the stage.
When the show started, the orange spotlight was right on Penelope’s face and she was totally washed out on camera, so I had to decrease my exposure to bring her features back. That makes the rest of the stage pretty dark. Meh, oh well.. it was a GREAT show and it sounds amazing. This is the best show I have seen of theirs and Penelope sounded really good.
I turned exposure back to auto so I could get footage of the crowd going crazy during the encores. The camera is a bit shaky throughout because I was getting bumped into constantly.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo