This hat was a little big for Monster.
Taken at Mets spring training, March 24, 2013, Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
You may ask why, but I ask why the Hell not? No one is looking so I might as well.
This is Marlon Byrd at a New York Mets spring training game in Port St Lucie on March 24, 2013.
The best part about his awful partial desaturation is that I didn’t even try to make the line straight.
When I took this picture a year ago, I tried to find out the name of the guitarist/guitar tech on stage. I eventually forgot to keep looking. I didn’t make the connection when I heard about The Horrible Crowes, read the liner notes or met Ian Perkins right before the show. It wasn’t until I was editing my less than stellar shots of the Horrible Crowes show that I realized, & I am about 90% sure, that this photo is my first photo of The Horrible Crowes.
If you want a review of the show, please pick up the September 28, 2011 issue of The Aquarian Weekly. Because I am horrible at being objective & putting into words why I like something if I really like it, it took me about seven hours to write. One hour of that was trying to find out the name of the last song that Brian McGee (the opener) sang. I left it as the unknown Plow United song. Then, I started trying to make a comparison between The Horrible Crowes & The Rat Pack but it just didn’t work out right so I cut it. I also had difficulty expressing just how much I loved Ian Perkins’ guitar. It is very similar (the same?) as Chris Bell’s that Jon Auer played “I Am The Cosmos” on at the Big Star Levitt Shell show.
The lighting at the show was very low which sets a great tone but make my cameras very noisy. It didn’t help that the Nikon is stuck at ISO200 (see previous blog) or that I left the better Canon battery (that holds a charge for more than 15 minutes) charging at home. Also, I had to respect the first three songs photo policy which meant I missed the really cool shots of Brian & Ian. Next time, I must remember to bring a point & shoot for such instances. The following are some of my favorites:
Alex Rosamilia playing the Nord. He also adopted a pitbull from Liberty Humane Society. This almost makes me happier than the music 🙂
Ian Perkins playing the aforementioned Gibson ES-335.