Ok, so I recently had the absolute please of attending and shooting a Butch Walker concert at Webster Hall for the first time. I’ve been listening to Butch Walker for a few years now and really didn’t know what to expect when I was standing on stage with him snapping shots. Wait…On stage? Yes. Not only was I lucky enough to get invited to his concert, BUT I was also given a PhotoPass and was physically standing ON the stage to get my shots on. Aside from being a musician, Butch is a singer-songwriter, and producer. Many songs he’s written for other artists have been hits, including Avril Lavigne, American Hi-Fi, Pete Yorn, Fall Out Boy, All-American-Rejects, The Academy Is…, The Cab, Saosin, Weezer, Dashboard Confessional and plenty more, but I think you get the idea.
He started his performance with a 3-song acoustic set to warm his vocals up along with the thousands in attendance.
Then it was time to rock out. It must feel good to have so many people singing along to ALL original songs that HE personally wrote. He is great to listen to, but even greater live when you get to see him perform.
There really were no limits for Butch on stage this (or any other) night. He even went as far as grabbing a pair of drum sticks and soloing on a music stand for 5 minutes and even that sounded awesome.
Then he hopped down off stage and had all these listeners getting low to the ground (you can’t tell but they are all squatting…Butch isn’t that tall). I happen to have a great vantage point for this shot…
As the show came to a close about 2 1/2 hours later, he sang a few of his favorite songs off his album “Sycamore Meadows” to wrap things up.
I don’t know if i’ve ever personally seen a musician with more talent than Butch Walker at a performance. This was a great experience and i’m thankful for being given the opportunity to capture it all from the best seat in the house with no interference. If he’s ever in your area…go check him out with all your friends, you’ll be glad you did. Check out his new album “The Spade” dropping August 30th. Listen to his new song “Summer of 89′” now here (*EL).
As you may know, we’ve been in Maine since the 8th and we’ve been having a great time relaxing, rafting, chilling out by the camp fire, riding bikes, watching the sunset, fishing, and all that good stuff. Here are a few random shots of the trip with plenty more to come…
Tomorrow is another day packed with action as we start out morning with Class V rapids on the Penobscot River. Don’t forget to check out our Twitter page for constant photos and updates. Also, we’re now using Instagram…follow us and check out lots of sweet images that are only posted on there and our Twitter page! (Instagram username: truefeelclothing).
So we’re up in Watertown, New York, which is located about 70 miles north of Syracuse and 30 miles south of Canada. The drive took about 4 1/2 hours but was nice and scenic, so that helped.
Once we passed this sign, we knew we only had about another 45 minutes to go…
All of a sudden, we came to this sign and had to re-evaluate our GPS coordinates to make sure we were where we thought we were…
Different Mexico…phew! We continued on and finally arrived at Watertown. It was different than expected but a very neat place overall. The thing I loved about it the most (aside from Cracker Barrel) was how old-fashioned the town looked. There were large brick buildings all over, once factories that produced much of the goods that have been streamlined today. Take a gander…
No signage beats the traditional look of a business name painted directly onto a building…
Tomorrow we head up to Millinocket, Maine. Lots of photos to be posted. Keep up!
“Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.” -USA.gov
We hope you all had a great and safe 4th of July this year and got a chance to either watch or play with some fireworks regardless of what your neighbors thought. Just like every other year…we had a great time!
When we were done playing in the sky…we decided to play with our food. This watermelon was bangin (and yes, the pun was intended).
Time to get some rest, for tomorrow…we head up to Syracuse until Wednesday evening, then off to Maine for a week full of camping, bonfires, fishing, whitewater rafting and lots of other awesomeness! We’ll keep you posted! Remember to check out our Twitter page for constant updates @TrueFeel2005. See ya!
Yesterday evening, a group of us decided to head over to the Meadowlands to attend the State Fair which is going on until July 10. It was a perfect night to go since the fair opened its gates on June 24th, giving everyone else a chance to get there and making it less crowded for us. We had a great time as usual and below are a few glimpses of what the fair was about…nothing atypical about it.
…just add some chili and cheese and you’re all set…
Barry White Tiger… (we got a chance to feed him after the show, and yes…we used a stick.)
Helicopter ride in the actual helicopter from the Batman TV Series… cool, but no thanks.
…and now it’s time to head over to a 4th of July party…I recommend you do the same. See ya later.