Concerts featured Uncategorized

The Dismemberment Plan @ Black Cat

STplan02tn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21st, 2011: The Dismemberment Plan perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band reunited for short US tour in conjunction with the reissue of their seminal album, Emergency & I.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

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.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21st, 2011: The Dismemberment Plan perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band reunited for short US tour in conjunction with the reissue of their seminal album, Emergency & I.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21st, 2011: The Dismemberment Plan perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band reunited for short US tour in conjunction with the reissue of their seminal album, Emergency & I.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

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.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21st, 2011: The Dismemberment Plan perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band reunited for short US tour in conjunction with the reissue of their seminal album, Emergency & I.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

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.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21st, 2011: The Dismemberment Plan perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band reunited for short US tour in conjunction with the reissue of their seminal album, Emergency & I.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21st, 2011: The Dismemberment Plan perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band reunited for short US tour in conjunction with the reissue of their seminal album, Emergency & I.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21st, 2011: The Dismemberment Plan perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band reunited for short US tour in conjunction with the reissue of their seminal album, Emergency & I.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

Check out the full photo set below. Click on any of the photos here if you’d like to purchase a print.


Dismemberment Plan @ Black Cat – Images by Kyle Gustafson

You Might Also Like

2 Comments

  • Reply
    The D-Plan D.C. Weekend Has Drawn to a Close «
    January 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    […] a lot to pretty much every music writer currently employed in the District. Kyle Gustafson’s got more great pics, too. Some videos by dotslinesandpolygons after the […]

  • Reply
    Tweets that mention Concert photos of The Dismemberment Plan at the Black Cat | Kyle Gustafson -- Topsy.com
    January 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Patrick Wixted, Kyle Gustafson. Kyle Gustafson said: Photos: The Dismemberment Plan at the @BlackCatDC http://bit.ly/gfANut #dplan […]

  • Leave a Reply