What is with the "2-song" access??

May 18, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

4 days straight of shooting. 2 days of Dominion Riverrock, 1 with both the Carytown 10K and Willem's soccer, and a Monday morning VCU Nursing gig.

The Riverrock was stressful. All the events this year took place in the late afternoon and evening. And most of them overlapped, making full coverage nearly impossible. I bagged the idea of getting out on the rocks for the James River Scramble, as well as getting to Forest Hill Park for some shots on the newly redesigned trails.

I was pleased with the shots I got though - only wishing I could have gotten more angles of some things. But I do have a beef. There were two headliner bands (who I won't name due to my beef). Coming straight from kayak and stunt bike performances - like I said, they overlapped with every other thing - I was stopped from back/onstage access because they "only allowed press photography during the first two songs." So now, wearing both STAFF and MEDIA badges, I have to shove my way through the hoi polloi (at least 2 dozen of whom are trying to win a $500 prize for the photography contest) to get photos to be used for the event's promotion. What a joke. I suppose that's why those bands are playing Brown's Island rather than the Landmark or the Carpenter Center...


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