Forever The Sickest Kids

Forever The Sickest Kids

April 15, 2009 – Performing on the Bamboozle Road Show, Dallas power-pop outfit Forever The Sickest Kids delivered a hyper-kinetic show for the masses. Led by the charismatic Jonathan Cook rocking the gold-plated mic at the front of the stage, the six-piece hit the stage with an infectious liveliness that had the pit bouncing from start to finish.

Forever The Sickest Kids

Forever The Sickest Kids

Forever The Sickest Kids

Forever The Sickest Kids

Forever The Sickest Kids

Forever The Sickest Kids

Forever The Sickest Kids

Photographer's Notes:

After experiencing FTSK's live show when they opened for Cobra Starship, I was really looking forward to their Bamboozle Road Show set.

Compared to that show at Pop's, their performance at the Pageant was a much different kind of gig with an overall much bigger feel. Though I love the Pageant, the venue's high stage and cavernous feel made me miss the divey and intimate character of Pop's just a bit.

Still, this performance was a lot of fun to photograph in spite of the challenges, as the guys of FTSK delivered an energetic set on the big stage.

I shot this gig with the Nikon D3, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. I also pulled out the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for the obligatory shot of Kyle on drums – can't forget the drummer.

To supplement the stage lighting, I shot with the Nikon SB-900 as commander and one Nikon SB-600 as a remote on stage.

End Notes:

BIG thanks to Robi R. for hooking me up and coming through for this gig, as well as to the great guys of FTSK.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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