Rockstar Mayhem Festival - Atlanta, Georgia - 8/12/11
Thanks to my Ashley and her husband Matt Heafy of Trivium for hooking me up yet again with passes for Mayhem this year. For a band as massive as they are, that dude is as chill and awesome as possible…and he’s reasonably decent at playing the gee-tar. Just kidding, dude shreds.
Anywho, the day was awesome..super hot, but super awesome.
Onto the photos:
NOTE: I hate watermarking photos, but a bunch of my photos have been circulating without any credit, so I have to be annoying and mark my photos. My apologies.
I was only really stoked to shoot a few of the bands, and Suicide Silence was definitely one of them. I just recently got into them and love the singer, Mitch’s stage presence.
I will post the Trivium photos when I finish them up, just wanted to get a post on here.
I was lucky enough to have my friends in Go Radio hook me up with a ‘vip’ wrist band and a photo pass for the Atlanta date yesterday, definitely super nice of them to hook it up so nice.
To be honest, there weren’t too many bands that I really wanted to see, so I was pretty much just going to hang with some friends I haven’t seen in a while. But, on to the day:
At first, it was kind of a bummer cause I spent about an hour and a half waiting at the guestlist tent waiting on my passes cause the tickets were 1 1/2 miles away so they had to have people WALK the mile and a half there to get the tickets and then the 1 1/2 miles back…not the best plan.
After I got my passes I headed in and headed straight for the Go Radio merch tent to see them and give some super sweaty hugs.
Due to the extreme heat, I spent a ton of time at Go Radio’s mansion for the air conditioning:
I walked around the festival a whole bunch but always found myself back at the bus to chill out. It had to be a good 110 degrees standing on all that asphalt.
I went in to catch Of Mice & Men cause I love both of their records and they seemed like a fun band to photograph and I have never seen them, so it was 2 birds with 1 stone on that one:
This dude is a great front man.
I partied with this dude one day and he was super awesome. Made for a fun photo subject, too haha.
After OM&M I met back up with Mike, Erica, and Colin and we went back to the bus:
I pretty much spent the rest of the afternoon on the bus cause there were no bands I wanted to see until Go Radio, but I was super stoked on their set. Those dudes and awesome and great dudes that definitely deserve where they are at. On to the photos of Go Radio:
gotta be artsy sometimes, right?
Jason hyping up the crowd.
Jason under the amphitheater lights. like a boss.
Alex getting his posi jump on.
My boy Matty Burns taking the bass line for a walk.
This is what Steve looks at every day. Not a bad job.
The Wonder Years came on directly as Go Radio was finishing on the stage next to them and A Day to Remember was playing on a different stage at the same time, and being as I wanted to shoot both bands, I stayed for a Wonder Years song and then ran over to ADTR only to be denied access…bogus.
Anywho, Soupy from The Wonder Years:
Go Radio had a signing at their tent after they loaded all their stuff up:
And that, ladies and gentlemen, was essentially my day at Warped Tour 2011 here in Atlanta.