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Top 10 Concert Photos From 2011

 Boys Noize concert fans @ Music Box Hollywood (Justin Gill)

Top 10 Lists come out of the woodwork every year’s end, and I’m making no exception.  Here’s a list of some of my most memorable concert photos I’ve shot this year, either for aesthetic or iconic reasons.

I’m kicking off this list with the above photo, shot during Boys Noize set at The Music Box in Hollywood.  I’m including it here as it not only makes a good “lead” for a blog article about concert photos, but also because it showcases the raw energy emanating from the packed house that evening, and the fan wearing the Boys Noize shirt adds just a little bit of context :)

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Boys Noize @ The Music Box

 (Justin Gill)

Two and a half years after shooting Boys Noize at Lollapalooza, I had the pleasure to get right up on stage and shoot him again as he worked up the crowd at Hollywood’s Music Box.  As a surprise, rapper Kid Cudi guested on the mic for several minutes.

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Freaky Deaky Halloween With Crystal Castles, Chromeo, And Boys Noize

So I spent All Hallow’s Eve Eve at Congress Chicago, which was throwing a monster Halloween bash starring Crystal Castles, Chromeo, and Boys Noize.

Crystal Castles opened with a blinding, chaotic set that included lots of strobes.  Though I didn’t catch many shots due to the maddening strobe lighting, they put on a high-energy set that didn’t disappoint.

Freaky Deaky Halloween Congress Theater Crystal Castles

Chromeo was next to lay down some funk-infused electro.  During an encore performance, each member came out donning their Halloween costumes:  Dressing like the other!

Freaky Deaky Halloween Congress Theater Chromeo

And though Chromeo was the headliner, Boys Noize wrapped up the evening spinning nonstop electro dance jams that had the entire theater jumping.

Freaky Deaky Halloween Congress Theater Boys Noize

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Lollapalooza Day 3

So I really hit my stride come Day 3. I kind of think the festival as a whole did too. Even after every muscle in my body ached from lugging around camera gear the previous two days, it was kind of a Custer’s Last Stand to get great shots on Sunday.

Boys Noize really got a huge crowd warmed up for MSTRKRFT.

I didn’t get more than a few shots of MSTRKRFT because some stage manager had a bone to pick with me and didn’t let me shoot them. Which turned out to be a good thing because I just decided to leave and camp out for Jane’s Addiction instead.
I’m glad I did, since they only allowed the first handful of photographers to enter the pit.

And that band knows how to end a weekend festival. So I got the best photos of the whole weekend out of them. Dave Navarro was back in the saddle on guitar backing Perry Farrell’s screeching vocals:

Lollapalooza 2009 Day 3 Boys Noize

Lollapalooza 2009 Day 3 Jane's Addiction
Lollapalooza 2009 Day 3 Jane's Addiction

And by the end of the show, when I was about to put my camera away, I was at the right place at the right time to catch this:

Lollapalooza 2009 Day 3 Jane's Addiction
Lastly, thanks go to www.urchicago.com for providing press credentials for the weekend. Check out the well-written full reviews of the weekend there.

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