16-Jul-2013

Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Tribal Seeds at SB Bowl

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So Cal Surfer/Reggae boys, Slightly Stoopid came back to the Bowl this year, this time bringing with them some interesting crews. Atmosphere is a very interesting type of rap music, bringing that style back, closer to its roots, a mellow reggae style; although that description doesn't quite give a complete description. The lyrics are not your typical gangsta rap, either. They are much more inspiring.

Opening the show was Tribal Seeds, a rock/reggae fusion, harder than your typical rootsy reggae. And of course, the white-boy reggae of Slightly Stoopid was gentle and warm. Adding to the mix, seasoned reggae vetran, Don Carlos, came out to sing a few songs with Stoopid.

I pretty much had full reign to shoot the entire show from anywhere in the venue (front of stage) as I was also trying to capture some updated shots of the venue, itself, in addition to the performers. This netted me more than 100 great photos, most of which are in the 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.