25-Jul-2013

Postal Service w/Big Freedia, Baths @ SB Bowl

Crazy, amazing lighting donned the stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl for the Postal Service. Keyboardist and techno noisemaker, Jimmy Tamborello, grew up in locally, and he joined Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard on stage. There was a whole lot of energy on stage, and Ben was jumping all over the place from one instrument to another, making the shooting conditions often challenging and other times simply overwhelming.

Opening the show was Big Freedia, a male-bodied person who refers to himself as, "she." When his dancers started up their moves, it literally made me blush. I simply couldn't take very many photos because the subject matter was so wild.

Photographers got to shoot from the pit (against the stage). Some of the photos are restricted, so at left is a photo of the stage, not the musicians. Please check out the full gallery on gallery.sbbowl.com.

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A. Arthur Fisher

Mr. Fisher is a photographer and graphic designer who lives in Santa Barbara, California. He has run his company, In Color, since 1989.