Taking into consideration 2020 was very dry in events and music for myself and many artists and creatives, getting an opportunity to collaborate with a new established band that was to play on the parking lot of the San Jose State University became a good project idea.
This new band named S.L.U.T. (Sonic Lust Under Tension) from San Jose, California. Although recently formed I have worked previously with Ken who recorded the EP 'The Beaner-Jap' a couple of years ago and I worked on a music video for his song 'Confessions to my beloved family unit'
In part I would say from the successful collaboration throughout the years I have known Ken and we have created some content. He contacted me once again about a project he was working on for one of his classes which he was planning to do a surprise show via zoom. I remembered last time I took pictures on the rooftop of the parking lot and I thought a show on the rooftop would be epic. It made me wish I had a drone, but since time was limited and they were only going to be performing 2 songs. It would not even matter since I am the only videographer/photographer and I can only control one camera at a time.
I started the evening recording the bands 'lets do this' with a beer toast and later I followed them to the parking lot to start setting up. The gig happened closed to sunset, there was a chance of rain but the heavens blessed us with no rain or even wind to complicate the show. Although I had a camera on a tripod and was using a gopro to record a different view of the drummer in action. The following footage is from the camera I was holding.