The Reverend Hort Heat's Jim Heath performs at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus Ohio Canon 6D f2.8 1/1000 ISO 20000

The Reverend Hort Heat's Jim Heath performs at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus Ohio
Canon 6D f2.8 1/1000 ISO 20000

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Dejah and Dregas Red Elvis real hard on a school night.

Dejah and Dregas Red Elvis real hard on a school night.

On Monday morning, I found out about a show I wanted to photograph. I wasn't shooting for anybody, and it was in 2 days. The following email was sent:

Hi Tom,

I know it's short notice to be asking about a media pass for the Reverend's Columbus show at the Newport Music Hall this Wednesday February 3rd, but I'm asking anyway.

I'm a local photographer that's trying to cut my teeth in concert photography. You can see my work at http://harryacosta.com/photography/. I can offer full rights to the Reverend Horton Heat for all the photographs I take, I just really dig the Reverend and need the experience.

Look forward to hearing from you.

 

Thanks,
Harry Acosta
614.571.142

 

 

I know that I'm not this man's priority. I'm a stranger, but Tom pulled through for me. And I got to see a great, hi-energy, and fun show. Each of the four times I've seen the Reverend perform, he had some fantastic openers. The Red Elvises started the night off with a great variety of humorous song writing, and great stage presence. Nashville Pussy just completely rocked. I haven't been a fan, but had to revisit their music after seeing their live performance. The Reverend was as entertaining as ever, and Jimbo put on a show just for my camera while I was in the pit. Unknown Hinson split the Reverend's time up as they backed him up. His music was great, and his persona a little creepy, but I later came to find out, it was all an act.

Carie Ferg experiences the Reverend Horton Heat for the first time.

Carie Ferg experiences the Reverend Horton Heat for the first time.

Dregs of the Red Elvises poses while Igor and Ruyter Suys from Nashville congregate in the back.

Dregs of the Red Elvises poses while Igor and Ruyter Suys from Nashville congregate in the back.

Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy getting down with the crowd.

Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy getting down with the crowd.

This, I believe was the best show I have photographed (so far). I know what to expect with this new camera now, and the stage was well lit (maybe even a little too much, but I was able to adjust quickly).

From my experience, the Reverend likes a lot of white light on his forehead.

From my experience, the Reverend likes a lot of white light on his forehead.

Unkown Hinson entertains the crowd, while the Reverend rests his vocal folds.

Unkown Hinson entertains the crowd, while the Reverend rests his vocal folds.

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