Despite a dash of tricky lighting, Steel Train's infectious energy gave me just the boost to tackle their set opening for Tegan and Sara at the Pageant.
Steel Train guys brought a huge dose of energy to the Pageant – lots of movement on stage and enthusiasm opening for Tegan and Sara.
Overall, the lighting was very atmospheric, with heavy haze and relatively dim lights over the whole band. To open up this sort of lighting, I used prime lenses almost exclusively, switching off between the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and Nikon 85mm f/1.4. The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 came into play for some tighter shots, but the fast primes ruled this hazy and dim lighting.
Even with these fast lenses, I was shooting around ISO 5000 and 6400, with shutter speeds hovering around 1/100 for most of the set.