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Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Sweetlife Festival

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 (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Karen O is the alhpa and the omega of photo subjects as far as lead singers go. She is everything you could ever want to photograph and her intensity and exuberance blow me away every time I see her perform. The 2013 Sweetlife Music and Food Festival was the second time I’ve been lucky enough to shoot the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and she did not disappoint. She’s on full blast the entire time she’s on stage and never lets up and that energy gets returned to her from the crowd. All I want in life is to travel the world and shoot her whenever she performs. I’m gushing, so I’ll stop.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform at the 2013 Sweetlife Festival (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform at the 2013 Sweetlife Festival (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform at the 2013 Sweetlife Festival (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform at the 2013 Sweetlife Festival (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

 (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform at the 2013 Sweetlife Festival (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

 (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

I got a prime spot in the middle of the pit for this set and just sat there and tried to keep up. Honestly, I’m not sure these photos really do a good job of portraying just how KINETIC Karen O is on stage. It wasn’t until the third song was alomost over that I thought to myself, “Oh shit, I just took 900 photos of Karen O, I better get a shot of Nick Zinner too!”

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform at the 2013 Sweetlife Festival (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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