Woah. Did Brad Paisley ever throw me for a loop. The stage, which is always the same massive set up at the Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheater, was completely and totally different for this show. Where there is normally a nice long photo pit, there was none. Where there normally is a nice long walk way, there was none. Where there is normally wide open dance floor, there was a long semi circular stage extension with a walking path into the crowd and no way to cross back and forth quickly from one side of the stage to the other. The end result: pick a side of the stage and hope for the best.
I didn’t take my wide angle this time which I immediately regretted, even though it’s usually not fast enough for concerts, the lights were exceedingly bright on this show and it would have worked.
I picked the wrong side of the stage for Paisley but managed to get one shot that I’m proud of.