All Good Things

Before Warped Tour I had the opportunity to hang out with my friends in Vanna on the northeast leg of their farewell tour. This was my first tour working directly with a band and I couldn't have been happier that it was with them, even if it was to start saying good bye.

I'm sure most people that have followed my work from the start know that I did most of my growing as a photographer photographing Vanna . I've photographed just about every one of their New England shows since 2011. While they tried to have me out on tour before, my schedule just never worked so it was great to finally hit the road for a few days with them.

 

The first date was at The Met in Pawtucket, RI. Each date would start with people that bought VIP tickets coming in for an acoustic performance, Q&A, and a meet and greet with signing and photos. 

Some of the guys signing items for fans

Some of the guys signing items for fans

Shawn signing a T shirt

Shawn signing a T shirt

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

Davey and the crowd

Davey and the crowd

We got a hotel that night before we headed to the next date in Connecticut. We got some food and ended up watching Goodfellas until about 3am while I edited.

The next day we were at The Webster in Hartford, CT. After I shot all of the merch we spent most of the day hanging in the greenroom before heading to soundcheck and a local deli to get some of the biggest sandwiches I've seen. Then it was showtime again. The show ended up being the hottest I have ever been in my entire life. Hotter than Warped Tour in Arizona in the middle of July, hotter than anything. Ever. My lenses fogged the entire time and the band even had to leave the stage mid set for water and to cool off.

Kyle modeling a Vanna dad hat

Kyle modeling a Vanna dad hat

Kyle modeling one of the shirts

Kyle modeling one of the shirts

Davey modeling Shovel Brand

Davey modeling Shovel Brand

Casey cleaning up for the show 

Casey cleaning up for the show 

Seamus was really excited about his new jacket

Seamus was really excited about his new jacket

Greenroom hangs

Greenroom hangs

Soundcheck

Soundcheck

More soundchecking

More soundchecking

Still soundchecking

Still soundchecking

Excited fans

Excited fans

Chaos begins

Chaos begins

Press A to jump

Press A to jump

Nick was all smiles

Nick was all smiles

Chaos continues

Chaos continues

A much needed water break

A much needed water break

Energetic crowd

Energetic crowd

Real Connecticut rockers

Real Connecticut rockers

The last date was in Albany, NY at Fuze Box. After we left the hotel we grabbed some breakfast buffet and hit the road. We stopped for gas and they had fidget spinners so of course we bought some. Once we were there and loaded in we headed over to a place called Bombers which had some pretty bomb burritos. I left a little early to make sure I had time to catch Vanna's acoustic set and meet and greet then before we knew it it was time for the last show.

Just a boy and his spinner

Just a boy and his spinner

Loading in is always fun just ask Casey

Loading in is always fun just ask Casey

There was no greenroom at this venue so we used the back alley/patio as one 

There was no greenroom at this venue so we used the back alley/patio as one 

Scott Lee at lunch, not entirely sure what was going on

Scott Lee at lunch, not entirely sure what was going on

Acoustic performance

Acoustic performance

Cracking open a cold one with the boys

Cracking open a cold one with the boys

Enjoying a cold one with the boys

Enjoying a cold one with the boys

Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm

Connection

Connection

Rockin

Rockin

Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring

Seamus banging on things

Seamus banging on things

Pick a winner

Pick a winner

Surfin

Surfin

Shawn plucking strings

Shawn plucking strings

The gang

The gang

It was a quick three days but I got to spend it hanging out with a bunch of amazing friends and take photos of them as they began saying goodbye. Vanna has one final show with a stacked lineup at The Palladium in December and you know I'll be there snapping away again, and probably rockin' and crying a bit.