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Beginning my Concert Photo Spammage - with 30 Seconds to Mars and the Man who is Sex... - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
August 8th, 2006
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Beginning my Concert Photo Spammage - with 30 Seconds to Mars and the Man who is Sex...
Here we go... I've got a backlog of concert photos from the last 12 months or more, and I'm going to get them up over the rest of the month, working backwards from the most recent. Let's see if I can do this in an organized manner...

Band: 30 Seconds to Mars (30STM)
Where: Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, baby!!!!
When: August 6, 2006

Why you should see them: lilithlotr and kisahawklin introduced me to them; kisa was a Jared Leto fan and lilith talked about them so much in her journal that I gave their album "A Beautiful Lie" a listen (which one of you sent that to me?). Jared Leto happens to be the lead singer and creative force behind the group. And, on the first listen to the CD, I really got into the first songs, which is rare for me, especially since it's not the kind of sound I go for - a bit goth, a bit heavy metal, a bit glam; screaming mixed with passionate singing, angry guitar mixed with aching melody. Always hard to describe music, but I think you'd like them, gayalithiel and freakspawn. And then I saw them at The Metro in Chicago earlier this year. Whoa. Jared Leto just comes alive onstage - he's like an angelic demon, singing, exhorting the audience, spinning, ice blue eyes staring out of smudged eyeliner eyes. His brother Shannon is the drummer - incredibly talented; the rest of the group is made up of a bassist and a drummer, and they are tight, tight, tight. They have a core group of very loyal fans, the Echelon, and they and the band really get into concerts, dressing for them, and having a hell of a time.

Where and when YOU can see them: In Cincinnati THIS SUNDAY as headliners (August 13, 2006

Site: http://www.thirtysecondstomars.com/

Music Samples:
- MP3 of "A Beautiful Lie" (thank you, lilith!): http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=DF88A7691222D821
- Snippets from their new album, "A Beautiful Lie", at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A7Q2DM/sr=8-1/qid=1155096029/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-1272442-4333747?ie=UTF8

Videos:
- Nominated for Best Video on MTV, "The Kill" (for all fans of "The Shining" - *G*): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffncbq7vqfM&mode=related&search=
- My video - crazy, blurry, people's hands waving in front of me, me trying to find Jared through the hands, and spending a little time on Shannon (*g*)-of "The Attack" from Lollapalooza: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmhdfJSyfs4

So, without further ado, here are photos of the concert. Talk about somebody who's a pleasure to photograph - *L*!





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From:lilithlotr
Date:August 9th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
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These look fabulous - I think I may have to get that camera after all (it IS the one I was looking at!). I wish I'd had it for the acoustic...
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 9th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
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I think they'd do for 4X6's; I don't know about anything else. But considering I was about 6 to 10 rows back when I took them, and they look like I'm right against the stage? I'm pretty damn impressed. And it's got all the buttons in the right places for quick changes in exposure, flash, and going from stills to video.

I'll try to post a video; I've never done it through YouTube before.
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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:August 9th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
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Damn, them be some nice shots! :) Ah, climbing rock stars... don't they ever learn?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 9th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
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*sigh* He's some niiiiiiiiiiice... *guh*

I think I just saw on lilithlotr's journal that they're coming back in October. Just like Common Rotation. *G* Come with, come with!!!! *G*
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From:cologne_chick
Date:August 9th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
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Wow, really great pics. I enjoy all of lilithlotr's daily posts about the band. They are great. I wish they'd come over to Europe for some shows!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 9th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
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You're right - she posts just about daily, doesn't she? I hope they do, too; I think they'd be a real hit over there. Thanks for commenting!
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From:niroc
Date:August 9th, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you could use a Diary of Dreams concert. :D Now there's a vocalist who's sex!! Oh my! *drools at the memory*
He might not look like much on pics, but on stage... My my my... *goes back to drooling*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 9th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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*hands you a tissue!*

*G* I'll try to check them out - thanks!
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From:aeb
Date:August 10th, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)

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That looks like an interesting concert. {BIG SMILE}

I wonder who that guy was entertaining more with that high-climbing: the crowd... or himself. {BIG SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 10th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Well... apparently he did the same thing in Milwaukee... in the rain! I wonder, too. *G*
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From:aeb
Date:August 10th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)

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It sounds like he climbs like a monkey! {Chuckle, REALLY BIG GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:freakspawn
Date:August 10th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Excellent photos as always my dear! Yep already know 30 Seconds to Mars :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 10th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Ah, good! You were one of the people I wanted to reach, ever since I read a review comparing some of their songs to Placebo's. Have you listened to their second (and current) album, "A Beautiful Lie"?

And, thanks! *S*
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