As i get older, Winter seems to be more of a drag… lack of daylight and activity i guess (and i do not ski). This past Winter, i decided i needed a change. Being a music junkie, i decided to keep an eye on the small Ohio venues i used to haunt as well as trying to discover some new ones. When i was in college used to cover heavy metal shows as our editor hated the genre but wanted someone to be there to cover the shows. Being the only metal head in the shop that could run a camera i took advantage seeing and meeting a lot of up incoming bands that later became the staple of the scene.
Since last Fall i have enjoyed seeing The Last International, Slash with Myles Kennedy, Steel Panther, Mother Ship, the Saviors, Brant Bjork @ the Low Desert Punks, Corrosion of Conformity, the Reverend Horton Heat, Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins, Tribulation, Skeleton Witch, High on Fire, Abbath, the Rat Bastard Syndicate, Lo-Pan, Corrosion of Conformity (again), and Baroness.
That being said, i decided to revisit some old stomping grounds with the idea of getting the pit passes like i did over 20 years ago (and to make Winter suck less). Smart phones can take amazing photos but there is nothing like manually dialing in your exposure with good glass. Below are some highlights using an android system – hopefully next Winter i will be taking my trusty Nikon DSLR and capturing some great images of my favorite musicians.