Last year was an amazing year on the concert circuit. Many of the artists were touring the world with their new and old music. Having the opportunity to interview some of these iconic bands such as Lita Ford, John 5, Hank3, Hinder, MISS MAY I, Hoobastank and many more. The insight that they share with me about their music, their likes and dislikes, etc. Do not think they are any different than you or I are, they have more responsibilities associated with having band and crew members
Lita Ford: "No I haven't seen the Runaways and no I don't fucking want to!"
Hank3: "There were times when we have had to sell furniture just to make rent!"
Hoobastank: "I hate stupid people!"
Keep in mind that touring is not cheap or easy on these artists. They do this because they love the music and their fans.
Chevelle act like DIVAS when they are far from it. Get over it guys, you aren't that good to be acting that way! I have had the opportunity to see them several times and they are very particular as to who can take their pictures at their concerts, but they have no problem with people in the crowd taking them with their cell phones and putting them all over the internet. Professional images vs cell phone images..... Get real!
Most of the artists out there are doing it because they love it, but when they take their frustrations out on the photographers 5FDP, is on the shit list for many of us photographers in Oklahoma. We do not disrespect them, but throwing water on us while we are leaving the photo pit is not only disrespecting us, but it also damaged approximately $30,000 worth of camera equipment.......
Although 2012 was amazing, I cannot wait to see what the artists have to offer us in 2013!
Always remember to support your favorite bands and DO NOT pirate their music. They have bills to pay and families to support also!