Went to shoot the last couple of bands at the Family Values tour last night and was amazed, and I mean shocked here, by the emptiness of the Molson Amphitheatre. Not only was the grass area empty, but even the last seated section (the blue seats I believe) was mostly empty.
It was kinda sad, but I have to admit I didn’t see much advertising for Family Values, and there were only two names I was interested in: Amy Lee of Evanescence and maybe… maybe… Korn.
Amy Lee of Evanescence
Amy wasn’t in her top form, at least not compared to the show I saw at Kool Haus last fall, but they were decent. Only got a couple of cool shots though because Amy has this thing about singing with her face straight in the air and the microphone right in her mouth. Didn’t make for the best shots, but I was definitely just glad to finally get shots of the band performing.
Korn and lead singer Jonathan Davis on the other hand were awesome to shoot, although I can’t understand why people want to see them perform. They’re an awful band live, and Davis can’t seem to hit the notes at all. I love Korn’s music on the radio, but you’d never see me lined up for a show normally.
Jonathan Davis of Korn
However this was a huge show for me in another way since it signifies the real death of the evil monster known as House of Blues. I’m not going to get into everything, it’s just not worth it, but over the years they’ve kept me out of shows based on the fact that I publish online. Welcome to 2007. Anyway, the good people of Live Nation took them over a while back and I’m finally being given access to shows, or at least the right to request access. Maybe I won’t get into everything, but you can bet you’ll be seeing a lot more concert photos on The GATE now.
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