Block Party 2011, pt. II

The Head and The Heart

Seattle has a crush on The Head and The Heart. This was pretty evident on Friday night when the local 'folk rock band' took to the Mainstage in front of thousands of fellow Seattleites packed onto Pike St.  Here's a nice write-up on the KEXP Blog that will get you up to speed on the band if you're somehow not yet in the know.

Instead of snaking my way to the front of the crowd and taking photos next to a dozen other photographers, I opted to hang back a bit and shoot above the heads of the swooning crowd. Thanks to a light-weight, carbon fiber Gitzo Series 5 monopod and a shutter release cable I was able to fire off hundreds of photos from my own unique, elevated angle. Admittedly, it's not the easiest way to photograph a concert at night but I came away with quite a few sweet images. Here's a few I like...

Block Party 2011

Ghostland Observatory

With fog machines clouding the air and lasers beaming up a jammed Pike St, Ghostland put on one hell of show to cap the first night of the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party. It was quite the site, to say the least. Here's a few images from their set, with more photos from the likes of The Head and The Heart and Ravenna Woods to come later this weekend...