Live Music – The Chariot @ The Paramount

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The Chariot is something else.  Something unique   Something that has to be seen to understand.  I love what they do, and you will too.  Opening for As I Lay Dying and The Devil Wears Prada at The Paramount, I had no idea what to expect…

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Notes:

Opening for As I Lay Dying and The Devil Wears Prada, when The Chariot took the stage, I had no idea what to expect.  They seemed very unorganized, and not really ready to play anything.  I thought to myself, “no bassist?  Is he sick or something?”  For these four guys… a bass player is unnecessary.

Flying around the stage is lead guitarist Brandon Henderson, with duct tape on his guitar.  Tossing his microphone in the air, and the stand all over the place is vocalist Josh Scogin.  Doing essentially what ever he feels like doing is drummer David Kennedy.  And finally, jumping in to the crowd, shirt off, and hardcore dancing DURING THE MIDDLE OF A SONG, is guitarist Stephen “Stevis” Harrison.

Shooting The Chariot in this situation was a challenge on many aspects.  For starters, while it may look like there was decent light, the light available was very dim.  Trying to get the guys sharp was always difficult, as predicting their movements was not always possible.

Settings were about iso 6400 and 1/320 at most times.  Drummer David Kennedy had a bit more light resting on him than the rest of the band, so I was able to bump things up to about 1/500 at times for him.

Equipment:

Nikon D3 w/ 24-70 2.8

Nikon D600 w/ 80-200 2.8

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