I enjoy going to concerts where I’m not familiar with the band. I love watching the crowd, the die-hard fans, and seeing which songs hype the audience the most. Being an observer of an event or experience I’m a stranger in is one of my greatest joys.
This was the case last night while covering The Growlers concert at Union Transfer. The rock band performed to what appeared to be a sold-out crowd at my favorite Philly venue. After taking photos in the pit*, I stood with a Pizza Boy IPA in hand, soaking in the euphoria and anonymity that comes with going to a concert solo.
I met Brianna Lorraine while standing in the balcony of Union Transfer, and asked how she discovered The Growlers. “I found out about them two years ago through a friend. They have a spooky vibe, they take me far away.”
Her friend and fellow concert-goer Gregory DiBruno had perhaps my most favorite description of a band ever: “They’re flavorful haunted fun.”
Listen to their “flavorful haunted fun” music below from their latest album “Casual Acquaintances”:
The band opened with Problems, Hiding and Naked.
Their tour recently kicked off, and there’s plenty of time to catch one of their shows in your town.
*I also want to add that last night was a bit of a dream for me. Since I began going to concerts, when I wasn’t dreaming about having backstage access, I dreamed about being in the photo pit to take photos of a show. That dream came true last night, and I hope this is the beginning of many more. I’m still learning so much about this concert photography world, and I’ll take any opportunity I can to learn more. Shout out and special thanks to the photographer who gave this first timer some tips, you’re the real MVP.
Thank you for having Positive Publicity there.