In Honor of the Loser's Lounge 20th Anniversary: Photos From 19 Shows!

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I've been going to the Loser's Lounge since 2004, and in 2009, I started shooting the shows.  I've been posting photo highlights of those shows here on this site, but now, in honor of the Loser's 20th anniversary, I have uploaded all the photos I've taken--19 shows--to my Facebook photography page (click "Photos" and then "Albums" to see all the shows).  

Looking at those photos going back four years is also a fascinating history of the evolution of my camera technology too--I started out with a point and shoot camera and my camera phone, then went to a Nikon D90 (my first DSLR), then to a Nikon D7000, and most recently to a Nikon D600.  The low-light quality of those early D90 shots was amazing to me at the time, now they look terrible compared to the big, full frame D600.  It's been a fun ride!

The 20th show next weekend (and future shows) I'll be putting over on my Facebook photography page.  Please like my page for at least one new photo (storms, bands, NYC, etc) each day!

Loser's Lounge John Lennon

The Loser's Lounge wrapped up a John Lennon tribute last night.  I have a couple hundred more photos from last night here, and many photos from past Loser's shows here. We ended up pretty close to the stage last night, so it was tough to pull much out of the sea of mic and music stands, but here's a few highlights.  Oh and apparently John Lennon did a lot of screaming, since just about every singer was screaming at some point:

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Loser's Lounge Abba

As I've written before, attending the bi-monthly Loser's Lounge shows is kind of like going to church for me. It all happens on a stage, there's a leader (Joe McGinty), the costumed performers enact familiar rituals (Abba songs in this case), the performances are inspiring, there's a social aspect (I went with seven friends), and there's even a collection plate (bar tab).  The whole thing is joyous, and last night's show was once again amazing. Below are some highlights; many more photos from last night here, and photos from many past shows here.

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This was also my first time with my Nikon D600 full frame camera and new lens, and I have to say the  low-light performance out of this thing is incredible!

 

Loser's Lounge The King of Pop vs. Prince at Midsummer Night Swing®

For the first time, I caught the Loser's Lounge at Midsummer Night Swing and it was interesting to see them on such a big stage.  I even got a few shots of the Loser's rhythm section, who are usually hidden behind the singers!

 

 

These are far from my best Loser's shots, though, due to the stupidity of and harrassment by the Lincoln Center press department, who argued with me about the size of my camera for most of the second half of the show.  I wrote a lot more on that here.

More photos from this show are here, and photos from nearly 20 other Loser's shows here.

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