Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at PNC Arts Center 7.22.11

PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7.22.11 – The Goo Goo Dolls have basically defined the Alt Rock turned Pop genre over the past 15 years.  And last Friday night, they brought their genre defining sound to the PNC Arts Center to a sold out house.  Parachute started the night, Michelle Branch, supporting her new album, followed and then came the band the crowd was waiting for.

PNC does not have a photo pit.  We basically need to choose an aisle and stand up against the barricade.  This is something that not only stifles creativity, but annoys the heck out of he people in the first few rows.  Here is my set of the Goo Goo Dolls.

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I spent a lot of time switching lenses and switching bodies, in an attempt to bring some variety to these shots since  I couldn’t move out of my spot.

Canon 5DII, 40d

Canon, 16-35mm 2.8 L, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS L II

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One Response to “Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at PNC Arts Center 7.22.11”

  1. […] this time.  I was the only approved photographer so I had free reign of what was a tight pit.  The first time I shot them at PNC, we had no pit and couldn’t move around which makes for boring photos.  PNC’s lighting […]

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