November 16, 2008 – Opening up for Thrice, Gaslight Anthem delivered a tight, upbeat dose of Jersey Shore sound with driving punk overtones.
Playing as the first of four bands, and I went into the pit for The Gaslight Anthem without too many expectation, but these guys really put on a great show.
Lighting was dominated by deeper shades of red, blue, and magenta, with backlighting dominating this output. All the while, plenty of haze on stage helped fill in the lights. In addition to the backlighting, lighting arrays on the sides of the stage lit the band as well.
Overall, there wasn't too much interaction from the band at the edge of the stage, but that didn't stop me from throwing in some wide angle shots. Due to a slightly distant mic position for Brian Fallon, I pulled out the 70-200mm f/2.8 and used it a little more than I thought I might going in.