Circa Survive | The Shrine, Los Angeles

On December 28, I got to cover Circa Survive's show at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. I was shooting for BAMF Media, and did a write-up as well, which can be viewed here. I photographed Anthony Green solo in Pomona about a year ago, but this was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph him with Circa Survive.

I'd never been to the Shrine before, so it was incredible to see the place capped off at 5,000, most of which were on the floor in GA standing room. The show was being filmed for a live DVD, which made things even more exciting.

My photo pit experience entailed avoiding a rolling video camera on a track right in front of me, dodging a constant stream of crowd surfers, and manuevering around the other photographers and security guards, all with a 70-200 lens and a camera bag on my shoulder.

My full set of photos from the show can be viewed here, but here are a few of my favorites. Click on the images to view them larger!

This one is probably my favorite. As you can see, the lighting was fantastic.

Here's a view of the stage from around soundboard.

Even the always-dreaded red lights still looked great.

Confetti cannons went off...twice. So that was fun!

Balloons, too! Massive balloons.

The crowd was absolutely nuts. 

I can't believe the ridiculously gorgeous lights here - strangely, it reminds me of the default Mac wallpaper. 

This is the frontman, Anthony Green, as he walked off stage at the end of the set, before the encore.