Photo of All Pigs Must Die by Brian Benavente
To finish out my weekend of shooting a handful of shows (more content coming soon!), I had the absolute pleasure of seeing two bands that never really tour and haven’t played Portland in some time. With that, I saw the drummers of both bands recently at the Converge (Ben Koller) / Sumac (Nick Yacyshyn) show. It was incredible seeing them play so soon but with completely different bands from the previous experience.
Photo of The Wombats by Henri Isaac
The first time I ever saw The Wombats was somewhere around 2011 or 2012, and it was the first time I’d ever traveled out of state to go to a festival. I remember losing my shoe, and some guy peeing in a bottle because we couldn’t leave the building we were in, and so much fun and energy that I knew I wanted to keep doing it for the rest of my life. Fast forward six or seven years, and I have the chance to photograph one of the bands that really made me want to do this.