Live Music – The Menzingers @ Webster Hall

Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Right at the start of their Rented World tour, punk rock band The Menzingers filled up Webster Hall in New York City, and essentially brought back old school moshing and punk crowd sing-alongs and crowd surfing, and I was there for it…

Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)Punk rock band The Menzingers performing at Webster Hall in New York City, NY.  As part of the Rented World tour. (www.chrisromanophotography.com - Chris Romano)

Notes:

In all honesty, I did not expect thing one to be as interesting as it was.  Before I was requested by Epitaph’s publicist to cover this show, I had never heard of The Menzingers.  I checked out a few songs and videos before hand, but thought they were only average.  It turned out, it was the crowd energy that really brought this to the next level.

Webster Hall has pretty crappy security, and the barrier was far too close to the stage, making things awkward for crowd surfers, and even more awkward for photographers.  I was surprised just how many other photographers there were for this show as well, easily 15+ all crammed together.

Because of the tight space, I wasn’t able to move to stage left during the first three songs, and ended up missing getting a solid individual shot of bassist Eric Keen.  Ironically, that seems to happen to me pretty often for punk rock shows…

The one positive of Webster Hall is that I can get the gnarly shots from the upper level of the entire crowd and the stage, which helped show the crowd and the energy the band brought them more than individual band shots could.

Equipment:

Nikon D3 w/ 24-70 2.8
Nikon D600 w/ 80-200 2.8

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