Boy time flies! Tomorrow it will 1 year since I photographed The Airborne Toxic Event (TATE). They performed at my favorite concert venue in Jacksonville, FL, Freebird Live. If you haven’t had the chance to visit, you really should. Here’s a few of the things I like about it:
- It’s a small, two story venue offering great views of the stage from both upstairs and down.
- It’s a smoke-free venue. I appreciate coming home and not smelling like smoke.
- They have a great lighting and sound system.
- The stage is a good height to shoot shows.
Any ways, back to TATE…
I had seen them once before, by accident almost. The Jacksonville Landing was hosting a Rock On The River event that featured TATE and The Sick Puppies. I didn’t know they were going to be playing at the time, so I didn’t bother arriving early enough to get a decent location. I was super excited when I learned they would be coming back and playing a smaller, more intimate venue.
I first of the band years back when they were featured on a late show with Carson Daly. They performed their song, Sometime Around Midnight, which immediately became one of my favorite songs. Ever! Check out the video.
The band did a really good job of intermixing their newer and older song, which the crowd clearly appreciated.
The rest of the photos can be seen on my website, John Shippee Photography.