Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hinder performing a live set during the Kansas City Throttle Fest as part of Michael Ballard and the Full Throttle Saloon experience.

Hinder | Michael Ballard’s Throttle Fest 2012 Kansas City

In 2012 and again in 2013 I had the extreme luck of being one of the few, the chosen­••an official Full Throttle Saloon photographer for owner Michael Ballard in Sturgis, South Dakota. Let me tell you, South Dakota plus Casey Drahota and tons of band photography equals a LOT of fun and some really entertaining rock portraits and commercial shots.

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Nice crowd taking in the Mike Zito and the Wheel set at the 2013 Blues From the Top music festival located in Winter Park, Colorado. 6/30/2013 © Casey Drahota

Blues From the Top 2013 | Winter Park Colorado | June 27th-30th 2013

I have always been a huge Blues music fan, Stevie Ray Vaughan started it for me back in the day. I was always fascinated by how Stevie could make noises come out of his guitar like very few others could do.

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Rockfest Kansas City main stage with Staind and Aaron lewis performing live.

Staind | Rockfest Kansas City | May 31st 2014

Well-known rock band Staind has been going strong for two decades. The group was formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1994. Lead singer Aaron Lewis plays rhythm guitar alongside lead guitarist Mike Mushok and bassist Johnny April.

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Aaron Lewis of Staind performing at 98.9 the Rock's Rockfest 2014 located in downtown Kansas City.

Signs that you might be a Concert-Attending D-Bag

Aaron Lewis’s profanity-laced rant at Rockfest 2014, Kansas City’s famous all-day music festival, went absolutely viral after he called out male Rockfest goers for inappropriately touching what appeared to Aaron Lewis to be an underage crowd-surfing female.

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