I had the pleasure of joining the pronoun crew for a leg of dates throughout the northeast including Jersey City, Long Island, New Haven, Lancaster (with Basement, Citizen and Souvenirs), Brooklyn and Philadelphia (with Citizen, Angel Dust and Oso Oso). Scroll down to see shots from each city, onstage and behind the scenes.
My first date was in Jersey City at the beautiful White Eagle Hall. This was also when I first realized exactly how many people were on this tour, with person after person passing me in the backstage labyrinth, never the same dude twice. Happy to say that by the end of the run I could keep track of all the different names!
A couple of Citizen and Basement. I don't shoot this genre so this show was an eye opener in regards to how rowdy the crowds could get and how to strategize my shooting.
Next up was Toad's Place in New Haven, a venue with a strict no crowdsurfing policy that absolutely everyone ignored.
First stop of the day was to get an easy breezy one hour oil change, complete with coloring books, daytime TV, and looking very out of place.
Lancaster was also our last day with Basement and Souvenirs, so I snapped (and then hopped into, thanks to a kind passerby) an end of tour photo in between Souvenirs' and pronoun's sets.
Since it was their last show I also grabbed some shots of Cali-based Souvenirs.
We goofed around outside of the venue for as long as we could before finally going our separate ways and celebrated Max's birthday.
Brooklyn Bazaar hosted pronoun's homecoming show and we only suffered one casualty (RIP Dave's glasses).
My finally date with pronoun was at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, where all four bands were housed in a pre-school classroom. That plus the handle of tequila we brought along made for some wonderful juxtaposition.