The Vandals @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

 (Justin Gill)

The Vandals were the penultimate band for the weekend lineup celebrating 30 years of punk and hardcore shows put on by SoCal concert promotions company Goldenvoice.

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

The Vandals concert Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTES:  The Civic Auditorium is quite cavernous (as you can see in the last photo) and the acoustics are rather dreadful, but that was all made up for in lighting.  Namely, there was plenty of it, and it was bright and not too erratic, though it changed just enough to keep things interesting visually.  Rarely did I need to shoot higher than ISO1600, and there were instances where I could have gotten away with shooting lower than that.

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