October 14, 2011 - Mountain View, CA - Last day of the Uproar Tour didn't disappoint. During Sevendust's set the crew through out a couple thousand Trojan condoms over the crowd. The band didn't skip a beat with all the chaos going on stage. Avenged Sevenfold had to cancel their set at the last minute. I thought the crowd was going to riot, but Seether and Three Days Grace stepped up and did longer sets. Shawn, Three Days Grace tour manger even joined in and sang a Limp Bizkit song. Ended the night with a broken bus so we sat in the parking lot until 3 am waiting for a new one. Finally hit the road about 3:30 am and headed to Las Vegas for the 48 Hours Festival. Great first tour. I can't wait to do this shit again!
October 13, 2011 - Sacramento, CA - Back at it! Had a great few days off hanging with Chad and Kira in Hollywood,. but happy to be back in my 40 foot fart tube on wheels I call home. I'm not sure how many cans of Rockstar Energy they give away everyday, but it's a fuck ton! The show was great tonight. Everybody was rested from the break and ready to hit the stage again. Sad, but tomorrow is the last show of the tour. Crazy it's almost over.
October 9, 2011 - Chula Vista, CA - With the gig being so close to Los Angeles, backstage had a ton of industry people there. Met a lot of cool people today. Johnny from Art of Dying lost his voice so they had a bunch of guess singers in their set including Shaun from Seether. Since we have a few days off, Chad rolled down from Hollywood to watch the show and pick me up to stay with him for a few days.
October 8, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ - Felt good to be in some warm weather today. Shot the hell out of everyone today plus a bunch a product shots for Rockstar Energy. Three Days Grace had a crowd reaction like it was a hometown show from them. Must have a lot of Canadians living in AZ. Next stop California!
October 7, 2011 - Albuquerque, NM - The rain didn't stop the crowd from letting loose today. Sevendust's set was insane. Kids crowd surfing in raincoats without a care in the world. I love how powerful music is.
October 6, 2011 - Albuquerque, NM - Day off of tour. Hung out with the Dude Bros. I have never seen a group of people who work and play harder than these crazies. Never a dull moment with them.
October 5, 2011 - Denver, CO - It felt great being back in Denver. I miss living here. Was able to see some old friends and was able to shoot the family photo for the tour. It was crazy to see everyone from the tour on stage together. Give a new meaning to the phrase, "Herding cats."
October 4, 2011 - West Valley City, UT - Back in Utah! Kim bought up Pamalatera to the show with Flint and Olivia. It was so cool to show my kid the bus and have her meet the bands and crew of the tour. I'm so proud and lucky to be her dad. It truly is my favorite job. She stayed right up until bus call, so I was able to hang out with her after the show. Sevendust returned to the tour today and tore up the crowd from their first note until the end when Morgan Superman dive into the crowd.
October 3, 2011 - Bosie, ID - Great day off today. A bunch of us went to a bar by the Knitting Factory and let loose! They even had a non alcoholic beer that tasted like Guinness. I haven't had a drink in six years but I love the taste of Guinness. The band Insane Clown Posse was playing at the Knitting Factory, and when it was over chaos poured out into the street. Great people watching experience. Their fans are hard core and were covered in the Fago. Headed out to Utah now. Can't wait to see my kid!
October 2, 2011 - Spokane, WA - It was a rainy one today, but that didn't stop the fans from losing their minds at the show. I helped Strati shoot a Black Tide music video featuring Bullet For My Valentine's lead singer Matt Tuck. My job was to grab a bunch of rapid stills of the crowd and band. Looking forward to seeing what he does with all the content. Today was the last show with Fuzzy on the bill. They jumped on in Canada and took Sevendust's slot. Lajon and the boys are back at our next gig in Utah. Excited to have my kid see this madness in a couple days.