An EPIC 2016 Aftershock Festival
What an amazing weekend.. two days of having the breath knocked out of me by towering monitors blasting out the best bass tones to tantalize the thousands of listening ears. As I always say my heart beats as fast as a double kick drum. Countless steps taken over these two days to capture one of the best shows on the west coast. Aftershock 2016 had to be one of the best so far. Huge headliners that packed the line up created thousands from all over to attend.
2014 was my first year attending the aftershock, and it was also my first real break at photographing any real big names in the music world. I have had the pleasure of capturing the event each year and each year it is more amazing than the one before.
This years line up was epic with bands like Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Korn, Slayer and so many others. Phenomenal shows put on by all that graced us with their ear tantalizing tunes and heavy beats. It was all worth the miles I put under my feet running from one stage to the other and the lack of food since I as always on a time limit. It was also worth the constant bumping, pushing, the occasional head in the middle of a frame and the copious amount of sweat to bring the show to you. It is my love, excitement and passion..
The people of Monster Energy Aftershock and Danny Wimmer Presents put one an amazing show sparing no expense. The venue was top notch. Perfect location to get a room and walk to the event. The food at all vendors was great for being a festival, when I got to eat. They have narrowed it down to the best time of year where it is not to hot and dusty. But we cannot forget the acts. DWP has gotten it down, Rock is NOT dead, and that was proven this weekend with a complete sold out show. They know who we crave to see and they know what will blow the socks off the fans.
With the event it hols many things, so I am going to start off by introducing you to the food and vendors. There were a few private vendors that graced us with their amazing creations from outstanding burgers to pizza..
Each person worked long hours and helped us feed our hunger after hours of head banging, jumping, running from stage to stage and living life up. BUT don't forget we have to also quench our thirst. No matter what you want they have it. Soda, sports drinks, domestic and draft beer along with your mixed drinks as well. These lovely ladies along with many others delivered your drinks with a smile...
Aside from the food and drinks you can always look around at the merchant vendors that brought you your favorite bands shirts and the 2016 Concert shirt. You cant leave the venue without a piece of the event. There were many other vendors that brought us other lines of clothing, music equipment and more.
You all do realize that this event also caters to the young of heart. Bringing your kids to a festival teaches them different cultures and music. It was amazing to see the young rockers out there with horns up and having a blast with their families in one of the greatest shows on the west coast. I know I have brought my son to many of these events and they are memories that will always last a lifetime.
It was very cool to see the creations made by many with it was even more fun to watch this dude and his mom get there creative juices flowing. The festival set up a bunch of walls so everyone can join in on getting there tag on. At the end of the show there were many creative pieces on those walls.
Last of all, you just cant have a festival without the fans. 2016 Aftershock festival was another sold out show with thousands of people from all over the world to attend. Not only were there people from the west coast many traveled miles to see this epic show, one that I heard was from England.
Thank you so much Danny Wimmer Presents and Monster Energy, we could not have been more happy to support such an amazing show and what a success it was for an EPIC weekend of music, energy, excitement and fun. You have really nailed it on the head of what the people want.
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