This years Kerrang! feature was to stretch over 5 pages! UK kids love Warped! As there were so many bands to cover, I was teamed up with another talented Brooklyn based photog, Andrew Lipovsky.
Bands I shot were:
Twin Atlantic + We Are The In Crowd + Of Mice And Men + Four Year Strong + Miss May I + You Me At Six + Pierce The Veil + New Found Glory + Lost Prophets + Taking Back Sunday.
I’ve been to plenty of music fests, and I’ve got to admit, this was one of the best. Totally mellow, with helpful staff, tasty and relatively inexpensive food (hand dipped jalapeno corn dog: $5), and free water refills! There were a ton of classic cars and motorcycles, and a museum featuring Kirk Hammet’s collection of horror memorabilia. The line-up was great as well, haven been hand picked by Metallica. Black Angels (one of my current favorites), Ghost (from Sweden), Gary Clark Jr. (an amazing blues/rock guitarist in the vain of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimmy Hendrix), and Sepultura, among others. Needless to say, I was really psyched to finally see Metallica live. Yeah, you’d think I’d have seen them by now, but nope. They opened with a few classic hits, and then played the Black Album in it’s entirety. Epic and one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.
Shot this concert on the only snowy night this winter in New York. I was looking forward to it, as I’d read about Like Moths To Flames intense live shows, and I have photographed D.R.U.G.S. many times. They never fail to deliver a good show.
Having never shot at the Highline, I was surprised to see that there was no space between the stage and the crowd for photographers, so in order to get the best shots, I had to be IN the crowd which I don’t mind really, but tonight I had a cold and was feeling like shit. Squished in a crowd or 500 teenagers, unable to leave lest I lost my spot in front. Six bands, two were good, the rest forgettable. But I did as usual, get some great shots.