Preview: An Acoustic Evening with Jaret and Erik at The Engine Shed.
11 April 11
Bowling for Soup's Jaret and Erik returned to Lincoln last night as part of their "An acoustic evening with" tour in promotion of the bands upcoming album "Fishin for Woos".
The support acts for the show were Linus of Hollywood, Erik Chandler and People on Vacation. Each act either featured or had an appearance from one of tonight's headliners and the time between acts was virtually non existent due to it being a one mic and two guitar setup.
The whole evening was very relaxed compared to a full Bowling for Soup show, but the fans sang along to every note and the band seemed to all enjoy themselves. A lot of banter, a few in jokes, it all added up to making this show fun to shoot.
The photos of Jaret and Erik will be up in a few day, but you can see a gallery of the support acts by clicking HERE
This was a dream show to shoot. Very nice clean light that meant I could shoot at iso800 all the way through. The level of light was equivalent to a Pop show, it is very much a static lighting setup, so dial in your settings and an shoot away. Looking on the net I'm not sure it was the same for all the dates, but you should have no problems,
There was a no photo from the pit in place for People on Vacation, but I managed to pick up a few from the crowd. Amazingly though for the rest of the evening, the tour photographer told me to shoot as much as I wanted, no3 songs, and to add to this the bands played up to the cameras on occasion, with Jaret and Erik discussing lens envy. A great feeling to photograph a show when you know the band is cool with you being there.