Punk-poppers All Time Low rolled into the Pageant with a big, rollicking show that had the sold-out house thumping and underwear flying onto the stage.
Lighting for this show was pretty tough as things go, with a ton of backlighting and very little in the way of frontlighting. In fact, the back of the stage was peppered with programmable spots and crowd blinders that created a pretty solid wall of light when it caught the haze.
Timing aside, there was generally plenty of light to work with, so exposure wasn't too big of a challenge for this set.
For this show, I focused on Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat exclusively, a nearly automatic decision made by these two performers' wild antics on stage.
The front of the stage was lined with monitors and several ego risers, adding to the five-foot stage at the Pageant, so height was a challenge for this gig. As a small bit of recompense, the risers featured LEDs for a bit of uplighting through the grated platforms.
The ground rules for this show were the first three songs; flash was allowed.
Think I was joking about the underwear on stage?
These undergarments were thrown on stage before All Time Low came out, and one of the roadies gathered them up and put them on Jack Barakat's mic stand a few minutes before the lights went down.