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lokia
07-03-2005, 12:13 PM
What an amazing concert!

I fell asleep yesterday, then got lost finding the damned venue, so I missed Priest's first two songs. I got lost *afterward* too, and walked probably two miles in fishnet stockings and my police boots (earning me two very painful blisters), but all in all it was worth the sacrifice just to see Priest!

http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_32v.gif

Turkey scored us some awesome seats -- center stage and five rows back. (If not for the tall SOB in front of us, it would have been utterly perfect.)

The set list was as expected, with only a longer guitar solo, so I'll let Turkey's review stand. However, I have to add that Halford's boots -- with spurs! -- are the coolest things I have ever seen! :dgrin: His coats are pretty damned cool, too.

Here's a link to some of the pics I took:
http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/

SETLIST:
The Hellion/Electric Eye
Metal Gods
Riding On The Wind
A Touch Of Evil
Judas Rising
Revolution
Breaking The Law
I'm A Rocker
Diamonds And Rust
Deal With The Devil
Beyond The Realms Of Death
Turbo Lover
Hellrider
Victim Of Changes
Exciter
Painkiller

Encore:
Hell Bent For Leather
Living After Midnight
You've Got Another Thing Comin'

lokia
07-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Here's some advice for anyone who shoots photos at concerts:

Use the sports/fast movement setting (if you have a camera with presets), or set your shutter speed as high as you can get away with and still capture enough light. Preview them and adjust speed/aperature back and forth until you find the setting that works best for you. (My first 20+ photos were too dark for even Photoshop to lighten without making them looked utterly washed out, and many of them were too blurry, too.) Concerts are tough because the band members move around a lot and the light is so low, or worse -- faced out toward the audience (and your camera!).

I suggest experimenting first (which is what I should have done with this new camera!) so that you don't lose great photos. It took me thirty minutes to get it figured out ... ugh!

lokia
07-03-2005, 01:03 PM
My favorite pic:

http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/motorcycle2-070205.jpg

(In the bigger one ... on the website I posted ... you can see his spurs! Woo hoo!)

KerryKingsBeard
07-03-2005, 01:38 PM
you can see his spurs! Woo hoo!)
:eyes:

Yoda
07-03-2005, 01:41 PM
One week from now I'll be hung over and drinking more on my way to see the Priest in Sin City. :horns:

lokia
07-03-2005, 01:53 PM
:eyes:

They are very cool spurs. ;)

lokia
07-03-2005, 01:54 PM
One week from now I'll be hung over and drinking more on my way to see the Priest in Sin City. :horns:

:party: :party: :party:

(my pics are better than that one! :rockdevil )

Yoda
07-03-2005, 01:54 PM
:party: :party: :party:

(my pics are better than that one! :rockdevil )

The looks on their faces are priceless.

lokia
07-03-2005, 02:19 PM
The looks on their faces are priceless.
:lol:

Yoda
07-03-2005, 02:26 PM
:lol:


It is the definitive Judas Priest pic.

lokia
07-03-2005, 02:29 PM
It is the definitive Judas Priest pic.

Nope.

This is:

http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/Halford-fire2.jpg

Yoda
07-03-2005, 02:31 PM
Nope.

This is:

http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/Halford-fire2.jpg

That pic is interesting, but no disturbing facial expressions. It can't beat this.....

Yoda
07-03-2005, 02:32 PM
In fact, this pic is also hard to beat........

Yoda
07-03-2005, 02:33 PM
This is another of my JP faves, but I get in trouble with Oscar whenever I post it......

lokia
07-03-2005, 02:38 PM
For a good facial expression (and elfen ears):
http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/halford5-w.jpg

And another with a good facial expression:
http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/halford3-w.jpg

hot_turkey_ed
07-03-2005, 02:41 PM
Here's some advice for anyone who shoots photos at concerts:

Use the sports/fast movement setting (if you have a camera with presets), or set your shutter speed as high as you can get away with and still capture enough light. Preview them and adjust speed/aperature back and forth until you find the setting that works best for you. (My first 20+ photos were too dark for even Photoshop to lighten without making them looked utterly washed out, and many of them were too blurry, too.) Concerts are tough because the band members move around a lot and the light is so low, or worse -- faced out toward the audience (and your camera!).

I suggest experimenting first (which is what I should have done with this new camera!) so that you don't lose great photos. It took me thirty minutes to get it figured out ... ugh!

You got some GREAT shots... great enough to get me off my ass and add that gallery component to vbulletin. :horns:

lokia
07-03-2005, 02:43 PM
You got some GREAT shots... great enough to get me off my ass and add that gallery component to vbulletin. :horns:

Thanks, E! :party:

I have the full-sized versions saved, so let me know if you want those to edit yourself.

lokia
07-03-2005, 02:47 PM
Here's another one with a cool facial expression:


http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/tipton3w.jpg

HECHO EN MEXICO
07-03-2005, 02:51 PM
For a good facial expression (and elfen ears):
http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/halford5-w.jpg

And another with a good facial expression:
http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/halford3-w.jpg

...THE REAL PRIEST SINGER.:party: (fuck the ripper)

Yoda
07-03-2005, 02:54 PM
...THE REAL PRIEST SINGER.:party: (fuck the ripper)

I get the feeling this comment is directed toward me....... :cool:

lokia
07-03-2005, 03:01 PM
:lol:

hot_turkey_ed
07-03-2005, 03:02 PM
Nope.

This is:

http://www.lauriowen.info/jp/Halford-fire2.jpg

Hell yeah... that's was the best set of the night. :horns:

HECHO EN MEXICO
07-03-2005, 03:04 PM
I get the feeling this comment is directed toward me....... :cool::D

lokia
07-03-2005, 03:13 PM
Hell yeah... that's was the best set of the night. :horns:

Agreed.

lokia
07-03-2005, 03:16 PM
E, we need to start taking pics at all the concerts we go to at the Pound, too, and posting them.

hot_turkey_ed
07-03-2005, 03:22 PM
E, we need to start taking pics at all the concerts we go to at the Pound, too, and posting them.

Absolutely...:party:

Fe Maiden
07-03-2005, 04:04 PM
The set list was as expected, with only a longer guitar solo, so I'll let Turkey's review stand. Which is where? :eyes:

lokia
07-03-2005, 04:06 PM
Which is where? :eyes:

Sorry, bro. (It's their normal setlist so I thought everyone knew it. My bad.)

SETLIST:
The Hellion/Electric Eye
Metal Gods
Riding On The Wind
A Touch Of Evil
Judas Rising
Revolution
Breaking The Law
I'm A Rocker
Diamonds And Rust
Deal With The Devil
Beyond The Realms Of Death
Turbo Lover
Hellrider
Victim Of Changes
Exciter
Painkiller

Encore:
Hell Bent For Leather
Living After Midnight
You've Got Another Thing Comin'

lokia
07-03-2005, 04:09 PM
I added the set list to my first post.

Sorry again, all.

Fe Maiden
07-03-2005, 04:25 PM
Sorry, bro. (It's their normal setlist so I thought everyone knew it. My bad.)

SETLIST:
The Hellion/Electric Eye
Metal Gods
Riding On The Wind
A Touch Of Evil
Judas Rising
Revolution
Breaking The Law
I'm A Rocker
Diamonds And Rust
Deal With The Devil
Beyond The Realms Of Death
Turbo Lover
Hellrider
Victim Of Changes
Exciter
Painkiller

Encore:
Hell Bent For Leather
Living After Midnight
You've Got Another Thing Comin'I'm sorry. I guess you misunderstood. I was wondering where Turkey's review was :D

lokia
07-03-2005, 04:33 PM
I'm sorry. I guess you misunderstood. I was wondering where Turkey's review was :D

:lol:

Well, I think you'll have to ask him that question. ;)

I assume it's coming right up. :D