Boasting time…. 🙂
Last month Fort Collins had its big annual outdoor music festival, New West Fest, and I of course was there taking photos and appreciating all the amazing musicians and music. While the ‘real’ photographers with great cameras were focused on taking great shots of just a few shows apiece, I decided to see if I could get photos of all, or at least almost all the bands performing on all the stages at this festival. The first night there was only one stage, and only 4 bands played that night on that stage. The second and third days of the festival, however, featured 6 music stages and a dance stage, with performances running on all these stages all day.
I was on foot walking from stage to stage literally all day both days to catch some portion of each show, making for an exhausting weekend, and since I still only have my trusty pink point & shoot digital camera, I can safely say that there are better photos in other photographers’ collections of each of the bands I saw. But I can also say with some confidence that almost no other photographer that weekend caught as many of the bands as I did.
On Saturday (day 2) I caught all the bands on all the stages except the Kids’ Music Adventure Stage and the headliner (which I logistically could not have caught without missing several other acts). On Sunday I caught all but one of the bands on the adult stages, plus one of the bands on the kids’ stage (thus, since there were only 4 different bands on the kids’ stage, I only missed 3 bands by not focusing on that stage). I missed one band Friday night, as well, so total, out of 76 bands I have photos of all but 6. I also caught several of the acts on the dance stage, which had quite a few acts, but the printed schedule did not list them so I don’t know what proportion of these acts I missed.
Below are links to my collection of New West Fest photos from Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18. The links to the photos from Friday have already been posted to this blog earlier this month.