Well, I didn't get approved to cover Iron Maiden down in San Antonio tomorrow, but I did get approved to cover last Thursday's ZZ Top show at The Backyard.
It was hot, humid, and sticky from the preceding days storm's. With the parking area muddy, Jay West, Gary Miller and I all hopped a shuttle bus over at Home Depot for the last 5 minutes of our trek for what turned out to be a jam packed show. We all chuckled when the Direct Events valet admonished us with the "Remember no cameras" as we boarded. Between the 3 of us we probably had $20,000 worth of Cannon and Nikon gear, and what turned out to be the only 3 photo passes.
Great set. I took lots of pictures and had a lot of fun, even though I tripped in the mud in the pit and almost skidded to the ground. Billy saw me lose it from onstage and reacted. Ouch!
While we were busy out at The Backyard, club kingsnake photographer Jaime Butler was over at Stubb's BarBQ covering the Nylon Magazine Tour. She got to check out and shoot some neat bands including Be Your Own Pet, The Virgins, and the Switches. Look for more Austin concert pics from Jaime throughout the summer.