SHOOT: Fête de la Musique

This past weekend, in Geneva, was the «Fête de la Musique». It’s a once a year, weekend event where musicians, bands, etc are invited to perform in the streets and/or on organized stages.

I wasn’t originally planning to go as the weather was not so good over the weekend. But I recently connected with an old friend from school on Facebook and received an invite to see him perform with his band: The Koobiacs.

I really like what they do. Totally my kind of music. So I figured I could go and give concert photography a try.

I have a new found respect for concert photographers. It is not easy at all! And this particular concert was outside, during the day! I can’t image what it would be like shooting in a dark arena or theater.

I had my trusty D3s with 70-200mm lens and I shot the whole set at f/2.8 with an ISO of 400.

Anyway, here are some of the pics and also go over to The Koobiacs’ MySpace and listen to what they do.

The Koobiacs

The Koobiacs

The Koobiacs

After the Koobiacs, another band came on stage. I didn’t catch their name and quite frankly, I don’t want to know. It. Was. Ridiculous!

Their lyrics were so profound and meaningful, I have these two sentences stuck in my head:

«Je veux pas faire l’armée! C’est pas que j’ai les pieds plats, c’est une question d’éthique!»

«Si tous les culs-de-jatte de la terre pouvaient courir, le monde serait moins boîteux! Si les muets pouvaient rire, les aveugles ouvriraient les yeux!»

I’m not even going to go through the trouble of translating these…

Anyway, here are the pictures of this amazing, promising band. Me? Sarcastic? Nooooo.… HAHAHAHA!

Punk Band

Luckily, just before I left and was about to throw myself off a bridge after listening to these kids for 5 minutes, we ran into a samba group.

Much more joyful and colorful!

Samba

Happy Tuesday!

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