New York, September 20, 2008 – If the “excuse mes and “thank yous” echoing through the crowd were not a big enough hint. Stars were in town and the New York Canadian expats were out in force – and by force, I mean as peacefully and politely as possible.
Fronted by troubadours Torquil Campbell and Amy Millian, the whimsical and often danceable song craft of Stars has gained the band an extremely loyal following throughout North America and Europe.
Showering the audience with roses as they sang, Campbell and Millian delighted the sizable crowd who danced and sang along from the barrier all the way to third floor balcony.
I have a lot of Canadian friends who are huge fans of the band and I’d been wanting to see Stars for quite a while now. The New Yorkers gone Canadian did not disappoint.
This shoot was really straight forward. The light show was as lush and happy as the music and suited the vibe of the show perfectly. The front lighting was decent and focused entirely on Campbell and Millian for the first three songs. The rest of the band played more or less behind the scenes.
I used mainly the 24-70mm f/2.8 using the 70-200 f/2.8L for a few choice shots of Campbell when the lighting picked up a bit at the end of the third song.