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Luke Bryan @ Jiffy Lube Live

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BRISTOW, VA - May 18th  2013 -  Luke Bryan performs at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA as part of the 2013 WMZQ Fest. Bryan released his latest album, Spring Break?Here to Party, in March. The album is a compilation of songs from Bryan's first four spring break-themed EPs, plus two new songs. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

It takes a lot to get me to make the trek to Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA. All-day shows on Saturday where the crowd arrives nice and early is a good start. I arrived at 8:30 for a 9p.m. set time and didn’thave to deal with traffic and nabbed a prime parking spot to boot! I was there for Luke Bryan’s headlining set for the 2013 WMZQ Fest. I shot Bryan last year opening for Jason Aldean but that’s about all I know about him. His show was fine, but could have been better. See below.

BRISTOW, VA - May 18th  2013 -  Luke Bryan performs at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA as part of the 2013 WMZQ Fest. Bryan released his latest album, Spring Break?Here to Party, in March. The album is a compilation of songs from Bryan's first four spring break-themed EPs, plus two new songs. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

BRISTOW, VA - May 18th  2013 -  Luke Bryan performs at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA as part of the 2013 WMZQ Fest. Bryan released his latest album, Spring Break?Here to Party, in March. The album is a compilation of songs from Bryan's first four spring break-themed EPs, plus two new songs. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

Shooting Notes: We were allowed to shoot songs 3 and 4 for this show, from a small pit at the end of the extended stage. There was a T-shaped platform leading out from the stage and we were positioned on the stage right side. It was actually a good vantage point, allowing for both long and wide shots, but Bryan was (OF COURSE) more active on songs 1 and 2, which we couldn’t shoot. I will note he played guitar for the first half of song 4, so it was nice to get a few shots of that, but all four songs would have been nice. Lights were great, exactly what you’d expect from a large-scale country show. Two bodies with a 70-200/2.8 and the widest lens you have is what you need to shoot this show.

BRISTOW, VA - May 18th  2013 -  Luke Bryan performs at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA as part of the 2013 WMZQ Fest. Bryan released his latest album, Spring Break?Here to Party, in March. The album is a compilation of songs from Bryan's first four spring break-themed EPs, plus two new songs. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

BRISTOW, VA - May 18th  2013 -  Luke Bryan performs at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA as part of the 2013 WMZQ Fest. Bryan released his latest album, Spring Break?Here to Party, in March. The album is a compilation of songs from Bryan's first four spring break-themed EPs, plus two new songs. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

BRISTOW, VA - May 18th  2013 -  Luke Bryan performs at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA as part of the 2013 WMZQ Fest. Bryan released his latest album, Spring Break?Here to Party, in March. The album is a compilation of songs from Bryan's first four spring break-themed EPs, plus two new songs. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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    Photos of Luke Bryan at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA | Kyle Gustafson Photography
    October 30, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    […] was my third time shooting Luke Bryan, and the second as a headliner. I really enjoyed his show at Jiffy Lube Live last year, but this year it just seemed like more of the same. The show is still great, it’s just that […]

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