Between my wife and I, over a hundred pictures got taken over the course of the Buddhahood Tony Cavagnaro tribute show. I have had just enough time to transfer the pictures to my computer and quickly spot-check them, not enough to actually post-produce and release them to Flickr. However, my quick once-over reveals that, incredibly, there are a few pictures worth saving. Some came out quite nicely, actually.
Low-light situations such as club gigs are never easy to photograph, but I guess some of these shots, especially of the Mysterious Blues Band, came out fairly decent. That’s what taking lots of pictures gets you!
The show was, by the way, incredible. Hats off to Rick Whitney and Jenny K for putting this all together and getting everything under way. I think Rick was ready to collapse, both from the stress and from the emotion, by the end of the Buddhahood show. It was exceptionally strange to hear the band play the old Rub the Buddha tunes, many of which never got played to my knowledge with the entirety of the current lineup. It was crazy to look over to my right and see Evan jamming away with that stare he gets when he plays. Looks like he’s looking straight through you for reasons you can’t quite imagine. But it was amazing.
I got my shot on stage at the end, though I don’t suppose anyone heard me. There was precious little room on stage and I was gingerly balancing myself between two risers, so getting the proper sound was kind of secondary. It was worth it just to be a part of the show.
OK, hopefully, pictures by the holiday weekend’s end!