Day 3 of Bonnaroo began for me around 1:00pm when I arrived on site with the rest of the team. My first set of the day was back at What Stage with The Front Bottoms. I arrived early to scope things out, thankfully, because the thrust that was there the day before was gone. This meant that the entire stage front was free rein for photographers rather than some of them being relegated to one side of the thrust.
You can stake out your spot if you want, but the reality is that everyone will be moving around during the allotted photoraphy time. And if you want to be respected by everyone else in the pit, you also show respect by making sure everyone is able to get what they need rather than hogging a spot the entire time.
My next scheduled set was a few hours later, so I went back to the production trailer and did a quick edit before grabbing lunch and heading out to take lifestyle/ambience photos.
Before leaving the production trailer, my assistant grabbed a few cans of Red Bull so we could give them to attendees who were willing to pose for photos for us.
I went up in the ferris wheel to take photos, but didn’t really get what I was hoping for. When I came down, there were a couple of people taking selfies in front of the ferris wheel, so I asked if they would let me take some photos as well. While I was photographing them, this other friend of theirs came along and asked if I wanted him to lift one of them in the air. “Sure, why not?!” was obviously my response, which resulted in the photo above!(more…)