Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Pretenders @ Dodge Theatre

Last night was Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders at the Dodge Theatre. It was an interesting show...the band was solid, the crowd was tame but having a good time, and the stage set up did little to distract your eye from just watching the band play. The over all sound felt a little small in that large venue... like you were listening to them in a small club. Kind of neat.

Photogs were allowed to shoot during songs 3, 4, and 5. So we at least got the abnormal treat of actually getting to watch and listen to a song or two before being rushed out. And when its someone of Chrissie Hynde's icon status, its a very welcome change.

Lighting wise, it could have been loads better. It was a pretty stripped down stage. But to an extent, I'm sure some bands don't feel they need all the frills. Its about the music right? It was sufficiently dark... I kept my ISO at 800 and and clicked between about 1/25 and 1/80 shutter speeds. I used my 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 for this show entirely.

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