We Came to See a Rock Show

Last night, Bob Mould (Minnesota native and former member of the bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar) played a show at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia.

I had called the venue ahead of time to inquire as to whether I could bring my camera, and was told “No SLR’s or DSLR’s allowed unless you have prior approval by the band.” In other words, the Nikon (which I like to think of as my new superpower) would have to stay home and keep the dog company. [Pouts.] On the bright side, I would still be permitted to tote along a point-and-shoot.

Alas, I thought to myself, I can capture a few artsy shots, if nothing else.

And so I did. All you’ll see here are stage lights and shadows and the occasional band member’s silhouette, blurred to near indistinguishability. Still worthy of note, however (as was the concert). In the aftermath, my ears are ringing and very tender . . . sort of how one’s skin starts to feel after having sat out in the sun for too long without sunblock. By this leap of logic, one could dub my current symptom “auditory sunburn.”

Without further ado, here are the artsy shots from the concert.






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