Saturday Afternoon Street Fairs

This past weekend, I spent quite a bit of time in the city, more than I usually do if I'm not working.  I wanted to do some street photography.  I even managed to talk my husband into coming with me. We headed out to a festival called Atlanta Streets Alive.  On the way, we ran across another event called Rock and Ride.

 The band Yacht Rock Revue


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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.

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Musicians and Friends

A little more than a week ago, I got a chance to hear a private concert at a friend's apartment. Lee MacDougall is a British singer/songwriter who's doing a 30 day U.S.  I've gone to hear friends play at small clubs before, but I'd never been to see an artist I didn't know is such a small setting.  My friend Shanna knows the singer's publicist/manager through work.  They arranged this concert in her loft when they stopped in Atlanta, on their way to Nashville.


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