Hozac Blackout Friday

I did something a little different this year than previously–shot both stills and video, though I only had my Nikon V1 for video. It does a great job but the audio isn’t exactly the best, mostly because I’m usually right up front next to the monitors and right in front of either one person’s amp or the drums or whatever. The best place to stand would probably be in the back center. Or it’s even better to just get a mix off the board. I did no such thing, though. I reckon the videos are good enough to give you an idea of what each band sounded like. I pretty much hate describing what bands sound like to people. So this year I got photos and video, a full-on media extravaganza and AV club overload!!!

One last note: If you want to see these larger, click on any image to go to my Flickr page and then hit “L” on your keyboard or click the magnifying glass to get HUGE full-screen pics. They look awesome and I’m really glad Flickr now gives you that option. If somebody makes a WordPress template that allows such a thing, I’d totally use it!

Sadly missed E.T. Habit but got to the show in time for Screaming Yellow Zonkers!

Screaming Yellow Zonkers

Screaming Yellow Zonkers | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/20 ISO 1600

Screaming Yellow Zonkers | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/20 ISO 1600

I keep getting asked who my favorite band of the weekend was and although I can’t be definitive, Cozy is high on the list.

Cozy

Cozy | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/25 ISO 1600

Cozy

Cozy | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/25 ISO 1600

Cozy

Cozy | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/20 ISO 1600

Cozy in the Photobooth

Cozy in the Photobooth | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/8 ISO 1600

Cozy and Friends

Cozy and Friends | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/8 ISO 1600


All the way from San Diego came Plateaus.

Plateaus

Plateaus | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/8 ISO 1250

Plateaus

Plateaus | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/20 ISO 1250

Rayon Beach didn’t make it but…

Video more than made up for it. Another contender for best band of the weekend.

Video

Video | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/8 ISO 1250

Video

Video | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/8 ISO 1250

Video

Video | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/8 ISO 1250

I’d just seen Spider Fever rock the hell out of Slim’s in SF a week before the Blackout and I think they were even better at the Blackout!

Spider Fever

Spider Fever | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/20 ISO 1250

Spider Fever

Spider Fever | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/20 ISO 1250

Spider Fever

Spider Fever | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F7.1 1/20 ISO 1250

Possibly the best of the videos.

Even though I was starting to get tired after being up front, Davila 666 brought the energy and made the crowd go wild!!!!

Davila 666

Davila 666 | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F6.3 1/15 ISO 1250

Davila 666

Davila 666 | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F6.3 1/15 ISO 1250

Davila 666

Davila 666 | Nikon D700 20mm lens at F6.3 1/15 ISO 1250

Stood in the back and got a bit better audio for this one.

Stay tuned for two more days of rock and roll Blackout action coverage!!!

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