Photos: Mutemath @ The Pageant

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath have become renown for their insanely lively performances, and their latest gig at the Pageant was no exception. Of course, any show that starts with a band's drummer gaff taping headphones to his head at the start of the set so that they don't fly off has a lot of promise. And Mutemath deliver, every time.

Also, they're quite possibly one of the few band's that uses a keytar and melts your face with it. 

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Mutemath performing at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on February 28, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This is one of those shows that's guaranteed to be a little crazy. With blinding lights, confetti cannons, and an infectious frenetic energy, Mutemath are just plain fun to photograph. Three songs hardly seems to do the band justice, really.

One note if you're shooting this tour – the band has a cart in the middle of the pit, so you're pretty much split stage right or stage left. You might be able to move between the division, but it depends on your venue's stage and the pit. Fair warning.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D750:
I use two Nikon D750 for my live music photography. Amazing high ISO performance in a compact body with tons of pro features.
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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