After Damian and I escaped from the cops on his motorcycle, we made our way to Twilight. This weeks headline was Big Grams and man did they play one hell of a show. Personally, I had never heard of them until the day of the show. When I went to the Twilight website to familiarize myself with this artist, I was surprised to see that it was a mashup of two of my all time favorites. Outkast member Big Boi and Phantogram. These two were the last people I would have ever imagined joining forces but my oh my, do they work so well.
Michael sent me on an errand for the studio to grab the new camera we were adding to our digital family just hours before I was going to the show. I expected it to be another big ol' DSLR like the one's we're used to shooting on here at the studio but, turned out to be a point and shoot. The Canon G1X to be exact. I was surprised when he said he wanted me to shoot the show on this little thing. Keep in mind this was the first concert I have had the opportunity to shoot using a media pass (huge shout out to Michael Ori and Twilight blessing it up phat).
When I showed up to the very front of the stage, I felt pretty intimidated by the other photographers. They all had beasts for setups. Some of the best DSLR's on the market paired with massive telephoto lenses and here I am with this tiny point and shoot. I felt as though no one would take me seriously, but as soon as I began to take photos, everyone around me melted away along with my self conscious anxiety. This G1X packs a major punch! With a widely customizable manual setting, I might as well have had a DSLR in my hands! I was amazed by the quality and had a major blast putting this new toy to great use.
As for Big Grams, the energy this duo shared while preforming was highly contagious. Their mashups were brilliantly executed. They had amazing chemistry and their tunes had everyone grooving. My favorite set was hands down the mix of Outkasts "Sorry Ms. Jackson" and Phantograms "Mouthful of Diamonds". I swore I had died and gone to heaven the moment those sound waves hit my ear drums.