Every once in a while you luck in to an amazing opportunity… last fall I lucked in big. I was heading out for lunch at work when three big black tour buses pulled up to the curb. A roady jumped out and asked me if I knew where Capital Music Hall is… which is a common question as the thing is impossible to find as it’s only got a non-descript black door on where the address should be, it’s main entrance is on the back of the building on a completely different street.
I told him where it was, and asked who was playing there tonight out of curiosity. Turns out it was APOCALYPTICA!!!!! A favorite of mine for a long time, I had completely forgotten they where playing because it sold out months ago. The roady was so thankful he gave me a couple free passes to the show, they had been looking for the place for hours. I asked if it was cool if I brought my camera and he gave me a full access media pass!
The show was absolutely amazing. They put me in front of the crowd barrier where I was so close I had a hard time fitting them in the frame sometimes. I thought there would be a bunch of other photographers there, as they had a catwalk set out for them, but I was alone and had the run of the stage. You can see more from the show on my Flickr.