Monday, April 30, 2012

Crowd surfers up above me

The night after his documentary premiere, Butch Walker played a show at 12th & Porter in Nashville. It was sold out, but I had gotten tickets as soon as they went on sale because this was going to be my first time seeing him live, and I was beyond excited.

When I was a band photographer lifetimes ago, the group I worked with most covered a lot of Marvelous 3 songs, so I got into Butch Walker that way. Then I discovered he had solo albums, and I got into those. I've especially loved his last few, with "the Spade" hitting me at just the right time in life.

Due to some confusion, Kate and I missed the beginning of his set; by chance we walked in right as he started playing my favorite song off the new album. Can't beat that! We saw a rockin' 45 minutes at least, and hey - I'll see him again ASAP.

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Love that expression...

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We hung around a bit after the show and were thisclose to giving up when I saw his bassist, Jake Sinclair, leaving the club. Then I see Butch. Kate was looking something up on her phone; all I remember is holding my camera out to her as I walked away chanting "Butchbutchbutchbutch" - not yelling at him, mind you, more like mumbling crazily to myself.

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He's pinching my love handle to death.

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I wish I knew what he was saying right here, and why I'm letting
that tiny girl stand in my hand. (Yes, I know I'm not funny.)

Did the bouncer just break up a fight...
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or is Butch watching me walk away?

(Many thanks to Kate for playing paparazzi!)

8 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a killer show! And Mr Walker ain't so bad on the eyes, ifyouknowwhatImean...

    I hate crowd surfers. So much. The only thing that's awesome about them is that I get to punch them in the kidneys as they pass over my head. That part's pretty fun.

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    1. He's certainly a cutie, and it doesn't hurt that he's super talented and nice and down to earth.

      Thankfully the title is a song lyric of his, not an indication of how the night went. He pretty much has the best fans that love the music and just want to have a good time - respectful of those onstage AND in the audience.

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  2. I love when performers are super-nice people who are all "sure you can take a picture with me! thanks for coming! that's so awesome that you're here!"

    He seems like he's that kind of guy.

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    1. He totally is! He was trying to get away after the show and still stopped to talk to a knot of waiting fans. I told him this was my first time seeing him live and I had so much fun, and he said "I had fun too!" It was heartwarming.

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  3. haha I actually did laugh when I read about the tiny woman in your hand.

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    1. oh good, it made me laugh too! love when silly things like that happen in pictures

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  4. I totally laughed about the tiny woman.

    That's awesome you got to meet him. Can we make this happen at Aerosmith? PLEASE?

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    1. Why am I just now seeing comments to reply to?! YES let's PLEASE make it happen. We'll need to employ the power of #yayboobs.

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