I'd never photographed Mutemath before, but I'd always seen amazing shots from their shows, which told me one of two things: Either photographers who shoot Mutemath are more talented than your average bear, or that Mutemath's live performance rocks. After shooting the group at The Bamboozle, I can say with confidence that at least the latter is true.
For this music photographer, Mutemath stole the show for the second day of ‘Boozle.
Mutemath put on an incredible show. You know that it's going to be good when the drummer tapes his headphones onto his head. It bears repeating and clarification: Drummer Darren King tapes his monitoring headphones to his head with ducktape. Not just once around, but several layers. Under the chin.
In fact, King was the first band member to take the stage and made a small show of the ceremony, to the delight of photographers and fans alike.
As for the rest of the show, it only got better.
For me, the highlight was when singer Paul Meany came down from the stage and into the pit with – I don't know – let's just say it was an instrument that seemed to have a touchpad for the neck and which was held together by black ducktape. You can see Meany in the pit and engaging fans in the lead shot.
Keytar, frontman in the pit, homemade instruments, and ducktapping headphones – what more could any concert photographer ask for, really? Besides AAA.
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