I tagged along to the JMF on a whim, partially as a fan of JRock/JPop – and partially as a photographer looking for somewhere to practice my camera-craft during my off-season.
It was a great show. Ended up buying Jill’s and kaimokujisho’s albums. Should have picked up Sparky’s album too, but I was suffering pretty badly from the volume levels and was trying to make it out without spending all of my cash.
Unfortunately for me, I made the amateur’s mistake of not taking earplugs with me – my ears finally stopped ringing 3 days later.
It was a great first outing for my new second-hand 70-200 2.8 VR, which performed admirably in the conditions. I had also completely forgotten some of the crazy with the D3 and the space remaining counter, so I thought I was running out of space by the end of kaimokujisho’s set – many poor (but potentially salvageable) bursts got deleted, and I thought I had significantly less space during 101A’s set than I actually did, so shot hyper conservatively… then I discovered about 3 minutes into Jill’s set I had a whole memory card free. I’ll try to remember about the damned counter next time.