Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Basic Vacation at Barclays Center

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Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2.1.2014 – Basic Vacation opened the night at WFAN’s ‘Welcome to Brooklyn” concert Super Bowl weekend that included J Roddy Walston and the Business, Ms Mr, New Politics and Red Hot Chili Peppers at Barclays Center.

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The monitors definitely hindered shooting, especially with such a tight pit and security not allowing us on step stools.  Lighting was pretty good for these guys, which it usually isn’t for openers, and I am sure isn’t when they are headlining shows.  I shot at iso2500 with fairly good shutter speeds around 1/320.

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Canon 5D Mark IIICanon 5D Mark II
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8LCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS

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