Dappled Cities @ Jive, September ’09

I couldn’t help thinking that Dappled Cities should be performing tonight’s show in a larger venue with a larger stage and lighting that would suite their presence better.

They brought their own correographed visual display, however they looked way too cramped for a 5 piece on Jive’s tiny stage and what little lighting there was served no purpose: keyboardist and bass player were often lost in the darkeness, and f/2.8 was not going to bring them back!

I timed all my shots to include any spill light from the video display.

But then you have the problem of unusual textures on faces as whatever was being projected from the display is now on their faces.