To start off the journey of seeing Owl City we left around noon that day. Going to pick up my friend and head over to Hampton Beach, NH for some fun. Checking out the boardwalk, grabbing a bite to eat and some fun. After that we made our way over to Salisbury beach, (MA) for the show at Blue Ocean Music Hall. (which isn't far from Hampton). We Basicially wen't straight to the venue as soon as we got there and went to the line. I didn't have to wait in line but my friend did. I went inside around 7 since doors opened late. The owner of the venue let me go inside earlier since I have recieved a photopass which i am greatful for. I avoided all lines such as bag check (apperently I was the only one in the whole venue allowed to have a profeshional camera) . The venue is quite lovely it over looks the ocean. I lhung out for a while and walked around. I then found out who the opening band was. This was a shock I've actually heard of them, Their name is Basic Vacation and they are from the NY/PA area. I knew the drummer from his former band which made me pretty happy.
The rules for me were I could stay in the photo area for all of Basic Vacation's set and the first 3 songs of Owl City.
Basic Vacation did a great job, Then came Owl City! I will admit Adam Young is definentally difficult to capture. He is always so full of energy jumping around on stage. But here are a few great pictures I managed to take of him.
after the first three songs I later on joined my friend in the back of the crowed which suprisingly wasn't that big. As the night came to an end we hung out outside to meet the bands. Seeing my friend in Basic Vacation (the drummer) and meeting the other members as well. We even ended up meeting Breanne, Jasper and Daniel (from Owl City's band)
oh I forgot one little detail. Before Owl City went on I made friends with the security guard and made a deal if I could have the set list after and he got it. Plus my friend gave me his drumstick after and even two members of Basic Vacation following me on twitter.
some advice I got from two of the members combined turned into this
"Ignore what people say to you and don't let them put you down. If you are doing something you love you should continue with it. You will go farther then expected."
The last concert of my summer was amazing and I am super thankful for everything that has happened. Expecially since the show was also a birthday present (August 30th)
running an interviewsite and a photography site have there perks!
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