Photos: El Monstero @ The Pageant

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

In their annual takeover of the Pageant, El Monstero did what they do best: channel Pink Floyd in an epic, nearly three-hour set and blow everyone's minds with a fantastic production that most national club tours can't touch. 

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on December 16, 2011. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

Awesome lighting for El Monstero, though a little tricky given the intense saturation of the colored lights. Thankfully, El Monstero are a group that allow photographers full-set shooting access, which is a beautiful thing. These images are from shooting for approximately half of their set, or a little more than an hour or so.

As you can see, there was a ton of variation in lighting for the time I shot – again, a nice perk of having more than just a couple of songs to shoot.

El Monstero have been doing these shows at the Pageant for years and years – I'm looking forward to seeing what they bring out for their next residency.

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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