Live Music – Black Veil Brides @ The Paramount

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Only a few short months ago, I shot Black Veil Brides for the first time, while at Warped Tour (which you can see here: Black Veil Brides at Warped 2013), so I had an idea what to expect: mainly, lots of screaming girls behind me, and a highly energetic band in front.  With lights and a larger stage for the band this time around, along with the only photographer allowed to shoot from the pit for their performance, I was indeed in for something special…

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Hard rock band Black Veil Brides performing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on October 18th, 2013.  Opening for Bullet for My Valentine. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Notes:

Exclusivity is a wonderful feeling.  I saw a few of the other photographers at the show roaming around, trying to get anything as they were not allowed to shoot from the pit like I was.  Always verify your credentials before hand!

One of the main difficulties was dealing with the spot light that followed the band at times.  The lighting from it was randomly very harsh at points, and really overexposed the band member’s faces when I wasn’t expecting it to.

For the most part, I focused on front man Andy Biersack, who ironically enough, very rarely, if at all, had a spot light pointed at him.  While all 4 standing members of BVB roam the stage constantly, Andy was all over the place.  The most challenging and important thing for me to capture, was the fans reaction to him.  Girls just go crazy for the dude.

Another huge plus was that I was finally able to get some good shots of drummer Christian Coma.  At Warped, his drum set was so high, I couldn’t get a clear shot of his face for the life of me.  This time though, he made eye contact with me a few times, and I managed to get some nice shots of him sticking his tongue out!  Aww yiss.

Equipment:

Nikon D3 w/ 24-70 2.8

Nikon D600 w/ 80-200 2.8

Check out the full set in the gallery below!

Be Awesome.  Buy Prints:

If you dig the shots, you can order prints by clicking on any of the photos in the shots above, or the slideshow below.  Your support goes a long way, and really helps to keep me doing what I do.

Comments or Feedback?

If you just want to say you like the shots, or want to ask me a quick question, feel free to leave a message in the comments at the bottom of the post.

4 Responses to “Live Music – Black Veil Brides @ The Paramount”

  1. Bailey Faesel says:

    Your photography is truely amazing. Inspiring me to continue doing what i love and hopfully when i get older turning it into a career. Thankyou for sharing your amazing talent and pictures.

  2. Alexandra says:

    Hey Chris! Stumbled over your pictures while searching for BVB pictures on the internet. I post many live pictures from photographers on my IG (lexi22473) and wanted to ask, if you’d mind me posting some of yours. I’ll tag and credit you (no question about that). Your pictures are really awesome. To be the only one in the pit sure was an honor. Hope you get the chance again while they’re on tour this fall/winter. 😉

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: