Photos: Weezer @ The Bamboozle

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Buddy Holly glasses? Check. Big, light-up W at the of the stage? Check. Marty McFly red vest? Check.

Closing out The Bamboozle, Weezer seemed to bring it all except for the lights.

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Photographer's Notes:

My 16-year old self would have loved photographing this set. Of course, at 16, I'd never touched a camera, so the results then might have been questionable.

Going into this set, my goal was to nail an image of Rivers Cuomo with Weezer's iconic W lit up in all it's geek-rock glory. When the band played in near-darkness for the first song, I was beginning to lose hope

Shooting Weezer at The Bamboozle was an interesting experience. As the closing act for the two-day festival, I was curious to see what sort of lighting treatment we'd see. As it turned out, it was a dark one. Rivers Cuomo and crew played mostly under a wash of cool lighting, with middling accent lighting coming in from the back.

For me, the most interesting part of the three-song limit was when Rivers came to the front of the stage, slid down on his knees, and rocked the tilted mic while waving his free arm in the air, all with the Weezer “W” flaring up in the background. After a relatively lightless set, you better believe I railed away when this moment happened.

Photos: Weezer performing at The Bamboozle 2010

Gear Used:

Nikon D3
Nikon D700
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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