Wow! While I’m up for shooting pretty much any concert, there are some bands which I never expect to have the opportunity to photograph. Lacuna Coil was one of those bands. For those of you who don’t know, Lacuna Coil is a metal band from Italy. It was mostly because they are an international band that I expected to never see them live. It’s kind of like that episode of Friend’s. The one where the Friends make a list of hot celebrities they would be allowed to sleep with and their significant other couldn’t get mad. Ross originally includes Isabella Rosselini, but Chandler tells him that Isabella is too international, thus too unavailable. Lacuna Coil, and other international bands, are like that for me. I don’t want to sleep with any of them, but I don’t expect to ever get to shoot one of their shows because, as Chandler put it, they’re “too international”.
Lacuna Coil performed at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, along with Korn, Five Finger Deathpunch, Rob Zombie, The Pretty Reckless, and many, many other great bands. It took awhile, but after pulling some strings, I was able to secure a photo pass for the event. At last! I get to see, and photograph, Lacuna Coil.
The crowd was amped as the band took the stage.
Christina and Andrea put forth a huge amount of emotion and energy in their performance. It was fantastic to see!
It was truly an incredible experience seeing the band live. If you ever get the opportunity to do so, I highly recommend it.
The remaining photos from the set can be seen on my site, John Shippee Photography.
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I didn’t realize that the band was using a lot of footage from this concert for their video “Nothing Stands In Our Way”. You can see me in a few of the shots! Check it out.