Judas Priest -- Mt. View, CA -- July 2nd, 2005
[B][U]What an amazing concert![/U][/B]
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!
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 [I]have[/I] 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:
The Hellion/Electric Eye
Riding On The Wind
A Touch Of Evil
Breaking The Law
I'm A Rocker
Diamonds And Rust
Deal With The Devil
Beyond The Realms Of Death
Victim Of Changes
Hell Bent For Leather
Living After Midnight
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
[U]Here's some advice for anyone who shoots photos at concerts[/U]:
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!
My favorite pic:
(In the bigger one ... on the website I posted ... you can see his spurs! Woo hoo!)
[QUOTE=lokia]you can see his spurs! Woo hoo!)[/QUOTE]
One week from now I'll be hung over and drinking more on my way to see the Priest in Sin City. :horns:
They are very cool spurs. ;)
[QUOTE=Allan]One week from now I'll be hung over and drinking more on my way to see the Priest in Sin City. :horns:[/QUOTE]
:party: :party: :party:
(my pics are better than that one! :rockdevil )
[QUOTE=lokia]:party: :party: :party:
(my pics are better than that one! :rockdevil )[/QUOTE]
The looks on their faces are priceless.
[QUOTE=Allan]The looks on their faces are priceless.[/QUOTE]
It is [I]the[/I] definitive Judas Priest pic.
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