Reuniting for a short US tour in the wake of the vinyl re-release of their seminal album Emergency & I, Washington, D.C. spent this past weekend giving The Dismemberment Plan a big ol’ hug. Tickets for this show went on sale (and promptly sold out) months ago, and the frenzy around this and the two at the 9:30 Club show was at a fever pitch.
The show itself was a lot of fun. The band were enjoying themselves onstage and that energy spilled out into the audience. I arrived at 8:30 for the 9 p.m. doors and secured a spot up front along with some other photographers. No photo pit meant standing in one spot for the entire night, but the lighting at the Cat was just fine and I had no problems getting the shots I needed.
I rented a 24/1.4 for this show and it came in handy. That said, I don’t think I would buy that lens. It’s too wide, and i can’t see me using it on a regular basis. Seems like the 35/1.4 would be a wiser purchase next time I have $1500 burning a hole in my pocket.
Check out the full photo set below. Click on any of the photos here if you’d like to purchase a print.