March 15, 2009 @ The Phoenix
The first time I caught Mindless Self Indulgence was at Projekt Revolution in 2007. They were playing early in the day on the second stage and had a pretty decent sized crowd watching them, which intrigued me enough to pull the camera out . The singer, Little Jimmy Urine, had me running to keep up with him the entire time. He does not. stand. still. ever.
At least this somewhat prepared me for shooting the Phoenix show. The wild Jimmy chase was on from the second the band hit the stage, except this time I also had the challenge of complete back lighting on top of the ‘wtf is going on here?’ craziness, which meant that I had to pop the flash to get anything.
Two songs in and next thing you know the three of us who were shooting the show are being pulled on stage, with Jimmy shoving his face right in our lenses. It was kind of nuts…I didn’t know where to stand, so I kind of moved into the corner and shot from there for the next few minutes before being escorted from the stage.
Overall, it was a chaotic but fun shoot, and the crowd was great…I’ve never felt the floor of the Phoenix shake so much, to the point where the speaker stacks were swaying.
More photos after the break.