After years away, Fall Out Boy made a triumphant return to the Pageant in a sold out show for their fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll. The energy for this show was infectious — it's always a thrill to shoot a sold out show, but on top of that, the production for this tour was fantastic. It's not every day a live music photographer gets to shoot at ISO 800 at shutter speeds 1/500 and up!
I'd seen photos from Fall Out Boy's current tour before shooting, and I was excited. Lights looked extremely bright, and overall production looked great. I was not disappointed. Lights for the guys were simply blazing. It's not every day you get to stop down at a live music gig all while shooting at 1/500 and even higher at times.
While ego risers and the tall stage of the Pageant can make for difficult angles, they also make for some epic ones. This shot of guitarist Joe Trohman was easily one of my favorite shots early on, thanks to not only the hair whip, but the dramatic under angle as well.