In probably one of the biggest concerts of the summer, Blink 182 and A Day To Remember headlined Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas to a massive audience. It was the first time I'd shot Blink 182 and the second time shooting A Day To Remember. The latter has been one of my favorite bands for years and not only was it great to see them play in such a large setting but it was great to see how many fans in the audience were wearing ADTR merch throughout the venue. ADTR have been underground kings for years selling out massive shows at Verizon Theatre and South Side Ballroom and it won't be long before they're headlining Gexa themselves.
I don't shoot too many rock shows but I feel like some of the best rock photography is done with wide angles and trying to capture the high energy of the performances, which is different from hip-hop where the energy is typically a bit lower and the artists are more concerned with looking cool. That usually lends itself well for portrait-esque photography. Here these guys were running around and going crazy so it was easy to capture some good moments. It was great to have an opportunity to shoot two enthusiastic drummers.