Last night the crowd was amped for this show! It was probably the youngest crowd I ever remember seeing at the Santa Barbara Bowl (June 23, 2011). If the target audience was any younger, the kids would have been attending with their parents, so needless to say there weren't a lot of the same people who attended the last show, Peter Gabriel.
The shooting conditions were great, as I got to shoot from the pit, and there were great crowd opportunities. Kids were squished tight up against the barrier, and they were not shy.
This was a three act show, and all performers were very accommodating to the photographers. Opening was Chevy Woods, then Big Sean, who gave me a great pose with the audience. Wiz Khalifa closed the show with both Sean and Chevy singing backup vocals.
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