Nearly thirty-years after their formation, Big Head Todd & the Monsters packed out the Pageant with their blues-tinged stylings of American rock.
At the helm was the man himself, Todd Park Mohr, whose big presence on vocals and guitar alike form the core of the band's sound. On stage, Mohr was equally at home laying down the gamut between barreling rockers and jazzy grooves, grinning all the way.
There was no barrier for this show, so I just packed in with the crowd stage left of the lead mic at center stage.
The lighting for this set was relatively dark and subdued for the first three songs, unfortunately, mostly with weak, warm light from the front and stronger, multi-colored backlighting.
There was a fair amount of haze that picked up on what white light there was from the back, cutting contrast for a few shots. Nothing too wild or inventive for this set at the start, just the stock house lighting.
Lenses & Gear:
I used the Nikon D3 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for the majority of the shots, switching to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 for a few wider shots of the stage.
Exposure & Camera Settings:
I shot at 1/200 at f/2.8 and ISO 6400 for this set, and even this required pushing in post via EV compensation and curves.