Arenas & Sheds Concerts Merriweather Post Pavilion

Queens of the Stone Age @ Merriweather

Queens of the Stone Age perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion

COLUMBIA, MD - July 17th, 2014 - Dean Fertita, Josh Homme and Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone Age perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band's 2013 album, "…Like Clockwork," was the group's first album to top the US Billboard 200 album charts. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

This was a show I had been waiting for for what seems like years. The last time I remember Queens of the Stone Age playing the D.C.-area was at the 9:30 Club way back in 2005 or 2006. I had seen them at the ACL Festival in 2007 and again in Austin at SXSW in 2010, but I wanted to see them on my home turf! Josh and the band were in fine form and I even held it together when they played my favorite Queens song of all time “You Think I Ain’t  Worth A Dollar, But I feel Like A Millionaire” as the first song in the set. Sadly, I couldn’t really hear it since I was concentrating on shooting, but I did enjoy the lights during that song. They were the only decent light we got. Songs two and three were red and then green, so that coupled with our shooting position on the very sides of the photo pit made for some tough conditions. That said, I was happy with the shots I ended up with.

COLUMBIA, MD - July 17th, 2014 - Troy Van Leeuwen and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band's 2013 album, "…Like Clockwork," was the group's first album to top the US Billboard 200 album charts. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - July 17th, 2014 - Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band's 2013 album, "…Like Clockwork," was the group's first album to top the US Billboard 200 album charts. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - July 17th, 2014 - Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band's 2013 album, "…Like Clockwork," was the group's first album to top the US Billboard 200 album charts. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - July 17th, 2014 - Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band's 2013 album, "…Like Clockwork," was the group's first album to top the US Billboard 200 album charts. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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