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Jenny and Johnny, Live! @ the Great American Music Hall

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I adore Jenny Lewis. Been following her work for a while, from going to concerts here in SF to see her with Rilo Kiley, flying to Louisiana to see her at the House of Blues during her Acid Tongue tour, and last night, seeing her perform at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco…from the front row no less!

Bridget may be a big Jenny fan, but she’s small in the height department, so getting the front row is critical for viewing the show (and killing your ears…agh). I thought I was close to the stage at the House of Blues, but wow, this time I was REALLY close.  Close enough to set a drink down on the stage or even get a clear view of the set list. Awesome!

I’m never sure if cameras are allowed at venues that I have yet to visit, and this event was no exception.  I therefore decided  to limit myself to two of my smallest prime lenses to stay inconspicuous. Well, turns out photography was permitted without flash, so I was stuck to one shooting position in a sold out crowd with only two focal lengths at my disposal.

So it was either really really wide or moderate telephoto for the night. But hey, nothing sucks in light better than a fast prime, so I wasn’t complaining. =)

This is our “oh yeah, front row!” look.

The concert was a blast. Jenny was cute as ever, and her vocal talent and song writing is just amazing.  Come back to San Francisco soon, Jenny!

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Camera Specs: Nikon D300s + Nikkor AFS 50mm f/1.4G // Nikkor DX 10.5mm f/2.8

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  1. awesome shots as usual, but i really luv the 3rd and 7th!!

    …and i’m always hesitant with venues too so i usually wind up not bringing the camera.

    Jason Fanf

    September 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    • Thanks Jay!

      Even when I know it’s not allowed, I still at least have my compact with me just in case ;)

      Jonathan

      September 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm

  2. Hey what was the setlist like? Did they play any solo Jenny Lewis songs or even RK?

    Christian

    September 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    • Set list went like this: scissor runner, new yorker cartoon, my pet snakes, just like Zeus, straight edge of the blade, slavedriver, switchblade, next messiah, love hurts, committed, what am I gonna do, animal, just one of the guys, and big wave. No encore, unfortunately…

      Jonathan

      September 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm


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