You're not seeing double. It's just Meg and Dia, and while they might look sweet, they're here to rock your ass. Opening up for Angels and Airwaves, the Frampton sisters brought their infectious hooks, pop sensibilities, and good genes to the Pageant and their adoring fans.
Despite their similar appearances, the sisters had distinctly different stage presences. When not singing back up, Meg was content to rock out on guitar midstage or back by the amps.
In contrast, Dia performed front and center, happy to soak in the small splashes of light that played over the stage as she wheeled around, mic in hand.
This was a very challenging set to photograph. After seeing the lighting for the opening acts, I wasn't sure what to expect, but Meg & Dia's set definitely pushed the D3 and my experience to its limits.
One of the biggest challenges of the night was Dia's constant movement on stage, be it walking, dancing, spinning, or maybe even skipping. This girl is going to challenge your AF skills, trust me.
I'm not gonna lie, it was crazy dark. Lots of backlighting for this set with very weak frontlighting, if any. Deep washes of red and blue were sparsely interjected by flashes of pale white light. Tricky, to say the least.
Still, I thought the lighting for this set did produce one or two really interesting shots as a result of this lighting. For me, the most compelling shots came with the little bursts of white light, so I focused on timing my shots to those as much as possible.
Lenses & Gear:
The light levels necessitated the primes, otherwise the midrange zoom would have been fine for this set in terms of range.
Exposure & Metering:
I shot between ISO 6400 and 12800 for this set. Apertures and shutter speeds were all over the place, but I will say that this was a difficult set to nail. Good luck!
Dear Meg & Dia,
Please come back as a headlining band! That would be swell.