MISFITS (New Jersey, USA) @ Rockpile East on Friday, October 3, 2014.
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
-I got tackled by a bouncer while shooting this show. It may have been during the fourth or fifth song. He leapt at me from the front of the stage and then told me that no pro cameras were allowed after the first three songs. I obviously stopped shooting after that, but couldn’t he have just come up and tapped me on the shoulder or something? I didn’t get knocked over or anything, but I was definitely jarred. It’s typical at a lot of concerts to be allowed to shoot just the first three songs, but nobody said anything to me when I got inside the door of the venue, even though they saw my camera. I didn’t have a photo pass, so perhaps I was partly to blame. The lesson here is that just because there’s a band playing at a relatively small club, don’t assume that the venue will be lax on the photography restrictions.