Oh how I’ve missed live music. Seeing it together is such a bonding experience with friend sand strangers alike that you just cannot replicate. I was so happy to be able to cover the Sea Hear Now music and arts festival in Asbury Park, NJ a few weeks back and to be able to have that feeling again. That feeling is amplified for me when I am photographing a concert or festival because I am focusing on the crowds and documenting the day through my lens; it really lets me take a step back and appreciate every little moment.
Saturday had some great acts including Pearl Jam, Matt & Kim, the Avett Brothers, Doctor Dog, and Patti Smith. I must say that Matt & Kim were my personal favorite set of the day. They brought so much energy and really incorporated the crowd into nearly every song. You could tell that all of the bands were so happy to be performing and the crowds at every set were loving every minute of it. Music aside, they had some great art installations throughout the beach, boardwalk, and park areas of Asbury Park.
I am looking forward to hopefully attending next year and I am hoping to cover and attend a few more shows before the year is through. It has been a busy last couple of months but the time has really flown by. Booking weddings for next year is getting me excited for winter and everything that is to come in 2022.