It was different this year. The theatre was seated. No standing like the Imperial Ballroom. Professional cameras were banned. This was clearly stated on the ticket so no one could miss it. A bummer, but rules are rules. I brought two small point and shoots instead.
After a warm up trio, and they sure rocked, the Knobs came on stage and blew the crowd away. The guys were on fire once more. When they left I was sure they'd get back after the break, but to my surprise there was another band, and I didn't recognize one single guy in the band. Thinking hmmm… now the guests will appear before the Knobs return? Wrong! This was Johnny Depp's band and he was up there with them. However it took me almost all evening to get that. *insert foolish face*.
Marilyn Manson came on stage. After him Alice Cooper… and after that Steven Tyler! Steven also played a song he said he never sang on stage before and never would. He sat down and played a nice 12string.
Not until the very end I got it! Johnny Depp had been there all the time. Blonde with a bangs hanging over his face made him unrecognizable to me, but I eventually found I had a few shots of him as well.
As for the photos. I certainly know which camera works best from a distance. I was in the far back of the venue shooting this and I am surprised some of them came out as good as they did. Glad you liked them