Goldtooth. For a metal band, this is a name I have to love. Opening up for Anvil, Goldtooth started the night off right with an enthusiastic set bathed in glowing orange/red light that was eerily fitting with their name.
This show was pretty metal, and Goldtooth definitely set the right mood out of the gates. And who doesn't love a show where there are preschoolers in the audience?
Lighting was pretty low, but the intensity of the band made this shoot enjoyable nonetheless. Lighting was pretty bare, but the band benefited from lots of haze for a nice and atmospheric treatment.
In a testament to the general insanity of modern DSLRs, the images from this set are brighter than how the show appeared to the audience, thanks to a little manual exposure and artistic license.
One very nice thing about this gig was the upfront placement of the drummer, which, together with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, made for some great shooting.