FENN'S TOUR DIARY - OCTOBER 1, 2011
October 1, 2011 - Auburn, WA - What a fun night! A7X suprise was Synyster and Johnny wearing October Fest outfits on stage. M. Shadows let the crowd know this is what happens when they watch the movie "Beerfest" to much on the bus. Love touring with these guys. Also got to see Cheryl Valentine from Epic Records today. Love her!!! I've known her since 1997 back in my radio days as Discharge on KBER 101.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
September 30, 2011 - Seattle, WA - Flew into Seattle today and met up with Strati, Reese, Oaks and Clarence for dinner. After dinner Oaks and I went to a bar to see the band Orange Blossom Special. They are on the tour as the house band for the tour. Fun time watching them. After that Oaks and I met up with the guys in A7X. They have another crazy idea for tomorrow's show but wouldn't say what. Looking forward to seeing what it is.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
September 26, 2011 - Payson, UT - Well the tour rolls on without me. Since I don't have a passport and the next two shows are in Canada I flew home today to hangout with Pamalatera for a few days and then will meet back up with the tour in Seattle. While I'm home I'll apply for a passport so I don't have to worry about it in the future.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
Spetember 25, 2011 - St. Louis, MO - Tonight's show was massive! It had to be sold out. Went to the back to get a crowd shot and couldn't believe all the proper losing their mind. St. Louis loves their rock n roll. I have been trying to shoot more behind the scenes photos of the band and crew. As much as I love to shoot the shows I'm really diggin on the candid shots I've been getting out here.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
September 24, 2011 - Kansas City, MO - The crowds showing up for these shows are insane. The Ernie Ball festival stage has Sevendust closing out every show and the crowd looks like a hurricane of people from start to finish for their set. Today on the main stage Craig Mabbitt of Escape the Fate brought his daughter on stage with him and I was able to capture that special moment. I love that photography can capture a moment and turn it into a timeless memory.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
September 23, 2011 - Council Bluffs, IA - Sick Puppies joined the line up for todays show. It was my first time seeing them live. Tons of energy out of them. At the end of the show, John Oaks the promoter said it's time to go count the shoes. I'm wondering what the hell he's talking about so I went with him. We get to the empty pit and there are about forty shoes lying around. He said every time I do a show here there's always shoes from the crowd surfers. The crowd was crazy and some of them are now missing a shoe. As our bus was pulling out to leave this drunk girl open the door and jumped aboard. She asked our driver Colman to drop her off at the other parking lot. Colman politely responds, "Does this look like a fucking taxi?" She got off the bus and we are now headed to Sandstone Amphitheater in Kansas City for the next adventure.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
September 22, 2011 - Whereabouts Unknown - Spent most of the day going through photos and drinking way to many Rockstar Lemonade drinks. I can't feel my face and not sure what city we are in. I guess I better figure it out before the day is done.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
September 21, 2011 - Cleveland, OH - Tonight's venue is the famous Blossom Music Center. Such a rad venue. The ceiling is made of wood so A7X pyro was limited, but still looked like a massive show. Can't wait to come back to this place again someday.
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
September 20, 2011 - Grand Ripids, MI: Not sure where A7X went on their day off but they showed up to the show tonight wearing wigs and dressed up as 80's and 90's rock stars. They played the whole show that way. I'm digging their vibe, they have fun and bring it to the fans everytime. Can't wait for tomorrow's show
FENN'S TOUR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
September 19, 2011 - Grand Rapids, MI: My first day off and what a great night. A bunch of the crew and band members hit the local bowling alley for a night of fun!