Riverside Mayor Rusty bailey with K-1 Fighter Joey Pagliuso
I have been into Martial Arts since the late 80′s, and the son of the owner where I train has become one of the world’s best. Riverside native Joey Pagliuso has risen to the kickboxing world’s elite ranks. Pagliuso will be representing the United States in the prestigious K-1 “World Max Final 16″ in Mallorca Spain on September 14, 2013. K-1 has, for nearly 20 years, held tournaments in 38 countries. As the first American fighter in over 10 years to advance to the K-1 Final 16, Pagliuso is also only the second US fighter to ever qualify.
The son of Joe & Sandra Pagliuso, founders of Riverside’s respected..
When is a concert is more than just entertainment?
I was going to write this post over a week ago. I actually started writing it too. Really, I did. Then something interesting happened. Last week I was on-the-air for Daryl, and when I came in after Kelli we started taking about this concert. I shot the show at The Greek, in LA, on Friday. She had seen it in Indio the night after I shot it. It seems I am not the only one that loved the show.
I have shot Heart 3 times now (The first two are here, and here), and this was the second time shooting JB’s LZE (the first is here). As I first started writing this, I started thinking… “You have posted these guys before, so why again? What makes this something that deserves another set of photos?” I had to sit on that for awhile. I knew I had an answer, but wasn’t sure what it was just yet. Then it hit me…
Last weekend, The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicked off it’s 2013 season at the San Manuel Amphitheater – right here in San Bernardino. I had never been to a Mayhem Festival before, but I have wanted to shoot photos there for a long time. It lived up to the hype.
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I love this time of year. Summer has just started, Kegger Season is under way, and it’s Festival Concert Season. I love photographing any concert, but festivals are the best. Last year I was able to shoot the Vans Warped Tour for the first time and had a blast – you can look back at that post here if you want. This year Warped hit the Pomona Fairplex for two days, last Thursday and Friday, with 9 stages, and more bands than I am willing to count. But in the list was a great selection of metalcore bands, so I decided to shoot the Thursday show.
Warped is different than…
Last Thursday night, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino hosted the M-One “Reborn” Muay Thai event. There were nine great bouts, with seven of the nine being for a title. Six of the fights ended with either a KO, or a TKO, and last fight with the Inland Empire’s own Joey Pagliuso ended with a knockout that actually worried people. Starting the night, Eric Luna defeated David Huerta for the MTAA National Junior Lightweight Title…
(For more photos and fight results, including the results of the Inland Empire’s Joey Pagliuso attempting to win a title, click Read More…)
Saturday night, the band Foreigner performed at The Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. I was lucky enough to be able to shoot some photos of the show, which was my second time shooting photos of the band. The first time was back in 2011 at the Hollywood Bowl with Journey. That was a great show to photograph, with the Bowl being so iconic, but I was really excited to shoot this weekend in a small theater like The Fox. This show was everything I was hoping for…
On Monday, at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, the artist lineup was announced for the Sixth Annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. It’s a great lineup for fans of previous years. The headliners are Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch, but with 4 stages for the first time they have packed it with artists:
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Last weekend I went to check out, and photograph, the Rock Vegas Festival, a 2 day concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort. I ended up with over 1100 images, so I had to cut that back a bit. This post will cover some of the Day 2 bands I shot, and you can find the Day 1 post here.
After the first day of shooting all afternoon in the sun, and then most of the night bands indoors, I decided to shoot a few less bands on day 2. This was the big day, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Yeah!
What? We can’t shoot Manson? Ah Man!!!! More on that later…
Here are some of the Day 2 shots:
Last weekend I went to check out, and photograph, the Rock Vegas Festival, a 2 day concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort. I ended up with over 1100 images, so I had to cut that back a bit. This post will cover some of the Day 1 bands I shot, and you can find the Day 2 post here.
Last year I hit Vegas to photograph the 48 Hours Festival, and it was a blast! So, when I heard about the Rock Vegas Festival this year, I had to go. Two days of rock, and lots of photographs. I knew this year was going to be different however. The 48 Hours Festival had both the Main stage and Second stage outside, in a festival style atmosphere. The Rock Vegas Festival’s second stage was outside in the Mandalay Bay parking lot, but the Main stage was the actual Mandalay Bay Events Center. That meant the daytime acts had that festival feel, while the night acts would be a sit down concert.
I was only planning on shooting the main night acts, but while checking in for my photo pass I was told there were a few bands I should catch, and I’m glad I did. There was one band that had all the photographer talking. I didn’t shoot every band,Â but below are a few of the images from the first day of bands.
Last Saturday, the largest competitive series in kickboxing history hit the LA Sports Arena. K-1 is a special type of fight. If you’re familiar with Muay Thai, then you’re on the right track, but K-1 does not allow clinching. These fights are… fights. No wrestling, no clinching, no takedowns and no BJJ strategy. These are non-stop action, and to help out, the ring is very small.
World Grand Prix Champions of K-1 include Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, and a ton of other big names. Saturday gave us 30 fighters on 15 cards, including 4 heavyweight, 4 Max fights, 4 Super fights, and 3 undercard bouts. What I love about the K-1 series is that for many of the winners, Saturday was just the beginning. Click “Read More” for more photos…