Werkin’ in the New Year – 12-30-12
Werkin’ in the New Year – 12-31-12
I know this is being posted very late … but I have been slammed at work.
Regardless, I definitely wanted to say a few words about photographing the legendary Elton John.
The thing I loved about shooting this show was the low-hum of the energy and the buzz of excitement that could be felt throughout the building before the sold-out show at the Nutter Center.
Then I was struck by how energetic and still vibrant Captain Fantastic was from the get-go.
He was adorned in a spectacular and dazzling coat covered in sequins.
The biggest radio-played artist of the ‘70s began his set with a crowd-rockin’ rendition of “The Bitch is Back.” The photography situation was tenuous at best as there were seven of us trying to stand in a 6-foot by 6-foot space stage right.
After the crowd was warmed up, Sir Elton busted into crowd favorite “Benny and the Jets.” The photo crew was moved back about 30 feet into an aisle on the left side of the stage. For someone who isn’t that tall like me and one of the female togs, it made for a difficult shoot. But there have always been worse situations. The mega-star’s spectacular lights show helped ease some of the pain of the location.
The worst part of this particular show was that after the two songs were over, I did not get to stay for the show (as I do at most shows).
So that was it. Two songs at a bucket-list show. And then it was snuffed out like a “Candle in the Wind.”
For more images from the show, click here.