Her First Concert

Taken with a 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/30 seconds at ƒ/1.4 ISO 400

My daughter and I went to a concert the other night.  We saw Janet Jackson at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  It was the first chance I've had to see Janet and Kesi's first concert ever.  I don't go to too many concerts because of the cost and because I'm generally not a fan of crowds in enclosed spaces.  But this was Janet Jackson.  I've missed so many chances over the years to see her shows, either because I was a broke student or I because I was working.  I decided to spend the money, thinking I'd take my husband.  He wasn't interested in going (unless I had backstage passes-- there is no way I'd let him get that close to Miss Jackson).  So, I decided to take Kesi. I'm not sure who was more excited, me or my daughter.

Taken with a 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/10 seconds at ƒ/1.4 ISO 400

Taken with a 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/30 seconds at ƒ/1.4 ISO 400After we found our seats, the gentleman in front of me apologized for being tall.  I didn't think much of it, mainly because I'm short and it wasn't the first time I'd had someone apologize before getting up and getting their groove on at a concert.  However, this guy was not exaggerating.  This was my view for quite a bit of the show:

Taken with an iPhone 4, ƒ2.8I suppose it could have been worse.  Luckily our seats were pretty good and Janet moved around the stage enough so I could see.  Kesi, who is taller than I am already, was nice enough to switch places with me so I could have a better view.

It was quite a girls night out.  It was a great show and Kesi had a good time.  We even bought t-shirts.

Taken with a 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/60 seconds at ƒ/1.6 ISO 400Hopefully she'll remember this, like I remember my first concert.  It was The Jacksons Victory Tour when I was 14.  My dad took me and my brother to see them in Jacksonville.

Make Me, Janet Jackson

Taken with an Apple iPhone 4, ƒ2.8Has anyone taken their DSLR into a concert?  I didn't take mine because I didn't think it was allowed.  But the only restrictions noted on a sign outside the theater said no pro camera flash.  I might take mine next time.