May 2, 2009 – If your cover band is good enough to trick Rolling Stone into believing you’re the real deal, you’re probably pretty good. The New York based Journey tribute band, Evolution, did just that at the 2009 Bamboozle Music Festival in East Rutherford, NJ.
While I’m still a little disappointed that I didn’t get to see the real Steve Perry come out of retirement, Evolution absolutely rocked and I’ve got the photos to prove it.
Luckily, Evolution was given a light show fitting of the real Journey. With an exposure around 1/500 at f/4.5 and ISO 1600, there was both plenty of DOF and plenty of stopping power to capture every one of Hugo’s melodic rock gestures and guitarist Adam Holland’s copious guitar face.
The wonderful texture of the photos is thanks to the banks of white strip lights that lined either side of the stage. Even though it’s a pain in the ass to meter for, you gotta love bright side lighting.