Florida rockers VersaEmerge kick started my first day at The Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ. Having caught their energetic set on the Love Drunk Tour last year, I was eager to see how this group's live show was evolving. If the fan's response was any indication, VersaEmerge are set to have a breakout 2010, fresh on the heels of their debut album, Fixed At Zero.
Switching gears from dim concert shooting, VersaEmerge's set at the Bamboozle was a nice way to ease into outdoor festival mode.
It was early enough and the sun was high enough that there was a nice open shade over the stage – perfect and flattering for this sort of live music photography. It was only later in the day when the sun came over the main stages that we were hit with the much harsher full-on sun.
The stages at Bamboozle were pretty manageable, overall. Actually, not too much higher than the Pageant where I shoot so often, so in this regard the stage height was almost a non-issue. What was a nice change, however, was the relatively deep pit at the main stages – more than enough room to move for the small amount of photographers that were credentialed.
Want more VersaEmerge? Check out the photo sets from the last time I met up with these rockers:
Also, stay tuned for the portrait shoot my brother Chris and I did with Versa after their at the Bamboozle when we caught up with them backstage.