Carnage @ The Pageant – January 28th, 2016

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This was yet another interesting night at an EDM show, which I still think I could get better at shooting.  If you have never been to one of these they are interesting to say the least.  I have never been a big fan of electronic music and I feel like this scene is a resurgence of the “rave” days from the early 2000’s.  I am a rock ‘n’ roll fan through and through, but I will have to say that these EDM shows offer a lot more than just the electronic music aspect.

It appears, just like the ravers of the past, there is a whole subculture that goes along with the EDM genre.  Girls come dressed in everything from skin tight leggings and tube tops, to the extreme of fishnet suits accompanied by bra’s and boy shorts.  Along with this there are also many people with clothing that is decked out in LED lights, and of course their is the “bro-men” who seem to have just downed a protein shake and put on their Dad’s work out tank from the 1980’s in preparation for the show.  I point none of this out to be offensive, in fact I find all of this interesting to observe and I love trying to capture this scene in a live setting.  EDM shows also always have a huge DJ riser that is LED lit, huge LED projection screens, and sporadic bursts of laser show lighting.  Bottom line it is fun to photograph but challenging which is why I always love an opportunity to cover a show like this.

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