June 6th, I got the opportunity to join Olathia on the Main Stage at Ohio Bike Week in Sandusky, Ohio. I was super excited to cover this because of a few reasons. One, the biggest outdoor stage I've shot so far and two, a massive crowd turnout full of bikers and concert goers. Oh yes. I forgot. The food and drinks were much appreciated that day. ;)
Olathia did open up for Buckcherry that evening, but didn't have credentials to shoot them. No biggie, as I'm not a huge follower of their music. It's always a spectacle to see a National band roll through, regardless of your personal taste. You learn and appreciate a lot about what goes into the production and value when putting on shows for their fans.
With each Olathia show I attend, the stage or venue seems to get sizably bigger or richer. I love all the publicity they've been getting since their CD release. And with my photos riding shotgun, I've been expanding my reaches and meeting numerous bands along the way. It's a pairing made in heaven for me.
If you haven't had the chance to check out Ohio Bike Week (the biggest bike event in Ohio), you really need to go. Not because of the cool bikes, merchandise, and delicious food, but the entertainment is all free. Yes, the shows are complementary to the general public.
I had free range to shoot every possible angle that day. And the nice thing, I got to shoot at a much lower ISO than I usually do at concerts. Yay for little noise! There was a nice crowd gathered around for Olathia. It was a shame they closed off the VIP section closer to the stage, which made it appear smaller than usual.