Photos: George Thorogood @ The Pageant

George Thorogood performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on March 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Yes, still bad to the bone over 25 years after their breakout success touring with the likes of The Rolling Stones . As one die-hard fan next to me commented before the show, “I'm here to see the pope. This is like being in church.” 

George Thorogood performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on March 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

George Thorogood performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on March 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

George Thorogood performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on March 21, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

George Thorogood performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on March 21, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

George Thorogood performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on March 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

George Thorogood performing at The Pageant in St. Louis on March 21, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

You know, I have to say that there was some minor satisfaction using the manual focus Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E zoom for this show, considering that the budget Nikon lens was released around the same time of George Thorogood & The Destroyer's breakout bit, “Bad To The Bone.”

I was in with the crowd for this one and it was actually pretty cool to enjoy the energy of the fans right in the middle of them.

On a general gig note, it was pretty amazing to see Thorogood working the crowd like an absolute pro. Made for great shooting, even if there were a few heads in the way.

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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