Saturday, August 16, 2008

August 16, 2008

I have been listening to Todd Rundgren faithfully since 1977. Last night was the first time/opportunity I have had to photograph Todd while playing on stage. Until recently cameras were strictly forbidden at concert venues but since the advent of cell phones that can take photos and cameras the size of a key case the banning of photography equipment is impossible to enforce.

Todd Rundgren along with several people he frequently tours with (Jesse Gress (guitar), Prairie Prince (drums) and John Ferenzik (keyboard), with Bo Brice (American Idol), Lou Graham (Foreigner) Denny Lane (Wings and Moody Blues), Christopher Cross, a small string and horn group and a remarkable bass player and keyboardist (Sorry don't remember their names) played the album Sg. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in it's entirety.

We arrived at the venue a minute before the band came on stage and I noticed that there was a small group of people standing at the security gate a few feet from the stage. No one seemed to be getting chased away and I had my digital camera in my purse. I seized the opportunity and took a hundred of so photos.

Above are just a few.