Thursday night Hubby and I had the pleasure of seeing Zac Brown Band perform. I knew the first time I heard “Chicken Fried” that they were a band to watch and they quickly became a favorite. I pre-ordered The Foundation long before it was released and listened to it over and over again. I don’t think there’s a song on it that I don’t like.
I waited for well over a year to get a chance to see them live and it was definitely worth the wait. They were absolutely amazing live. I’ve seen a lot of live music and it’s rare to see a band put so much emotion and heart into a performance. The whole show was incredible, but I’ll never forget the raw emotion of “Junkyard,” a song written about Zac Brown’s home life when he was a child.
Opening acts Levi Lowry, Sonia Leigh, and Nic Cowen were all great too. Instead of the traditional concert set up where each act plays for an allotted amount of time, each one played a few songs alone, then Zac Brown and various other musicians from each band joined in. It was like one big jam session with everybody playing together.
I decided to take a chance and bring my good camera along so I could zoom in. I wasn’t thrilled with all of the photos, but I got enough good ones to make me happy. I definitely need to work on getting sharper photos in a dark environment. I played around with settings a little bit, but in the end I was getting better shots on auto so I gave up. I did have a girl come up to me halfway through the show and ask if I would e-mail her some pictures though.
If you want to see the rest of the photos, you can check them out on Flickr.