Blues metal band, Tesla headlined a tightly packed House of Blues Tuesday evening along with American Dog and The Vegabonds.
After 27+ years together as a band (with 4/5 of the founding members active), these guys show no signs of slowing up. Hot off their seventh studio album in June entitled, "Simplicity", Tesla made sure to cover more than a couple off the album while kicking things off with "MP3" as the set opener.
From the moment the curtain rose, Tesla's dedicated fans could be heard throughout the venue singing much of the songs as if they wrote 'em themselves. But you cannot overlook their earlier hits such as "Modern Cowboy", "Signs", and the ever popular power ballad, "Love Song" as they appear later in the set. They closed their hour-half set with "Little Suzi". The band's highest charting single from the "Mechanical Resonance" album (1986).
This being my first time seeing Tesla, I was glad I attended and got the chance to shoot their show. This is the type of music I grew up listening and spending the evening with my old man (who pretty much feed it to me) was an added bonus. I would highly recommend coming out the next time they roll in, because Tesla know how to keep their fans engaged and the shows are very family-friendly, so any age group isn't restricted. I would like to throw out a special thank you to Bill M. who's one of the guys behind the management of Tesla. I had a absolute riot.
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
This was a new and unique experience of shooting. I was able to shoot around ISO 1250 and f/4 for most of the show. Thanks to Jeff's brightly button down shirt and the stage lighting being very energetic. And the good thing, I could focus on composition and shooting AND not have to fumble around too much to make sure the settings were correct.