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Edmonton's Union Hall played host to the one and only KONGOS last night, as they tore up the stage with harmonious excellence, with The Joy Formidable rockin' along at their side.
I was particularly looking forward to this gig after catching the gentlemen of KONGOS at SONiCBOOM 2015. Despite the dreary weather that tried to put a damper on the festival that year, KONGOS still managed to put on a wickedly entertaining set. This time in Edmonton, the brothers did just that, with a little extra "ooph" to get the ball rolling, and to keep the anticipation amped throughout the crowd.
The music was on point, the energy in the room was great, and yet, my photographers-brain still wandered to things that most concert goers don't notice, or pay any mind to... Lighting. I've always been a sucker for good, creative light set ups at concerts (as many fellow concert photographers are) and the light show that KONGOS had programmed last night, though challenging at times, proved to be no less than creative. With light beaming on the band as each member took turns singing lead vocals throughout the set, the literal spotlight would illuminate each member in a way that complimented the mood that the band was trying to portray with each of their songs, making my job of catching the guys in action a little easier.
All in all, last night's show was great. The energy in the room was more than what you'd expect at a week day rock concert, and everyone, on the stage, and within sight of the stage seemed to have smiles on their faces and appeared to be having a great time. Of course, as those of you who regularly follow my blog postings know, sights such as this, makes me one happy gal.