So… this is why I need a backstage pass to take accurately rad photographs of my favorite bands! How cool would that job be?… to travel and photograph bands for a living… sounds like a pretty good job to me! 🙂 Cameras were not allowed at the Fox theatre in Atlanta, Georgia to see Florence + the Machine… so this is all my iPhone had to offer. Oh, how I wish I had been allowed to bring a camera because my husband, friend and I were sitting on the front row (well, we were on the front row but special people who paid lots of money or were just plain special got to sit in the orchestra pit in front of us)!!! Oh, well… stupid rules but I guess THEY have their reasons. I could not NOT sit there and NOT take photographs… if that too-many-negatives sentence made any sense.
Florence + the machine had this incredible fabric backdrop that glowed all different colors, depending on how the lights were shining upon it. These photographs are more expressive, I guess you could say, than all my other photographs on this blog so far. I do not mean expressive in terms of great intellectual depth… but expressive as in the fact that they were not clear, and I made the best of what I could make out of them. I just thought I would post these as a fun filler, while I continue working on other photographs. Let me know what you think! Out of all of these, I have three favorites that I think best describes my experience of the show… grainy iPhone pixelation and all. My top favorite is the photograph posted above this text. The other two will be posted below first, followed by the rest in this series. Too bad for camera bans, but I still love the way the backdrop glows and how the stage light looks like a grainy, transparent curtain that covers Florence.
It was an incredible night and an incredible show! Very theatrical… very TWIRLy… Very dark… Very seductive… very green… very… very just… well, absolutely crazy insane in the membrane with a beautiful dark twist. I don’t know… I told my husband I’d be ok with him leaving me for Florence for a night… that I would totally understand. As long as he came home to me in the morning! Ha. I’m a freak (but in a good way… well, at least from my point of view, I think it’s in a good way). Anyways, enough with the jibber jabber chitter chatter… I leave you alone with Florence + the Machine. ONE more fun fact before I close: Florence’s mother and grandmother were/are art historians… we have so much in common… or I mean, I feel that is very much an influence upon her music and I LOVE her for that. And her band too. My favorite band. Ever. And. For. Eva. Eva. Up there with the Beatles. Peace love, my dear friends. 🙂