mavis staples and ben gibbard
I mean -- not like, at the same time or anything.
Also, this past week I interviewed Megan Gibbard about Teen Feed, and got in as the exclusive photog for Ben's show at the Croc. I signed my life away to not post any shots anywhere but imaginary-land, so you can check out the one shot I managed to pull out of my ass there. Nothing like shooting a national act at an upside-down show in the dark... with red backlights. FML.
You know, if you would have asked me two years ago if I wanted to do something like that, I would have said wow. And maybe verged on throwing up. And I would have wanted to, but out loud I would have said that someone else would be much more qualified and that I probably shouldn't. The thing is, I still feel the same way -- there's always people out there that are better and worse than all of us, everywhere -- on the inside. But on the outside... I did it. Like, I did it. It's not the best picture I've ever taken by a long shot, but I did it.
I'm Jack Handy, and I approved this message.
(Side note, you can't tell from the shots, but I think Ben's wearing the same shirt in the interview shot that I pulled from the San Francisco show that he was at the Seattle show. It was months apart and all, so it's not like, gross tour clothing decisions or anything -- I'm just noting that it's interesting is all. If Ben Gibbard is going to default to a shirt on stage, I'm glad he's defaulting to something bordering on Seattle-approved flannel. Sorta.)
Fall tour is awesome, ps. I really am the best 17-year-old ever. xo