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Shinedown’s 2013 Carnival of Madness tour truly has me at a loss for words.  If I just throw around superlatives, they lose meaning… right??  I’ll use them anyways.  They deserve it.

Brilliant. Stunning. Amazing. Unsurpassed. Surprising. Consummate.

These words do not just apply to one facet of what Shinedown brings; These words describe the performance, visual presentation, lyrical content, musicianship, showmanship, creativity, character, and even their supporting crew.  These guys are masters of their craft and the performance thereof, master entertainers – and they truly focus on delivering an amazing experience for their audience.

I’ve known this for a while, and Shinedown’s sold-out Carnival of Madness performance in Cincinnati, OH on August 17th, 2013 only reminded me of these things.

I highly recommend catching this tour – and highly recommend taking a look through this slideshow of concert images.

I’ll let a massive pile of images speak for me at this time.


p.s.  Fire dancers, circus performers and more.  Wow.   More on that in another post…

OK GO is a band that I’ve been following since their first viral video hit. Just a few months after OK GO was becoming massively popular through viral means, DDRUM called me up to shoot the cover of their catalog featuring OK GO’s Dan Konopka. We nailed the shoot and I got to see OK GO perform live. It was a great day!

Fast forward to now – OK GO was out on a headlining tour, hitting Orlando the same day I’d be in town. I expect a great performance from OK GO, but still managed to be blown away!
The level of talent, creativity, passion, and just plain FUN these guys bring to their shows is really spectacular.

Not only did OK GO play all of my favorite songs and thoroughly please the crowd, they involved hand bells, lasers, fuzzy guitars, programmed LED light-up jackets, and $500 of confetti! (Seriously… 2/3 of the show, their confetti blower was making it rain!)

Great show from OK GO! Here are a few pics from that night:

OK GO by Will Hawkins

OK GO by Will Hawkins
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