July 4, 2009 – Under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Grammy-award winning rockers Train performed on July 4 before a crowd of over 10,000 strong.
This outdoor concert was a pretty basis setup. The stage was a little over two-meters tall with an open back and sides, with all the stage lighting rigged up relatively high in the scaffolding. In addition, there were two spotlights used, which were very helpful for popping out singer Patrick Monahan and lead guitarist Jimmy Stafford.
The lights for this show were a little strange in that there was a slight magenta cast due to the stage lighting. Another consideration in post-processing was the flicker of the spotlights, which created their own tint, ranging from magenta to green.
Due to the relatively high stage, I shot this set mostly with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.
The “Live On The Levee” concert series continues with Sonic Youth this Friday, so stay tuned for those images coming up shortly.