#USSday 2014

This is the best.

20140415 - USSday-0001Canon EOS 600D (T3i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
159 mm · 1/125 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/32 power, 4′ above and behind subject, remote triggered

Friday was quite the day, with two USS concerts; one at a high school, one at a club.

20140415 - USSday-0002Canon EOS 600D (T3i) · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
24 mm · 1/125 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/32 power, 4′ above and behind subject, remote triggered

First, USS performed for the students of Stelly’s Secondary after they won The Zone’s Ultimate School Spirit (U.S.S. . . . get it?) video contest.

20140415 - USSday-0003Canon EOS 600D (T3i) · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/125 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/32 power, 4′ above and behind subject, remote triggered

The “house” was the school’s gym, and there were damn darn near 1,000 kids packed in there.

20140415 - USSday-0004Canon EOS 600D (T3i) · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
24 mm · 1/125 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/32 power, 4′ above and behind subject, remote triggered

Human Kebab brought his portable rig: a Denon DN-S1200 controller and Numark X6 scratch mixer, both mounted to . . . a Guitar Hero guitar.

20140415 - USSday-0005Canon EOS 600D (T3i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
13 mm · 1/160 s · f/3.5 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/32 power, 4′ above and behind subject, remote triggered

He also led the crowd in arm waving and the calling of “BOOM!” and “TAP!” to metronome a song.

20140415 - USSday-0006Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
11 mm · 1/80 s · f/3.5 · ISO 1600

Later that night, at CLUB 9ONE9, the excitement of USS coming on stage was tangible . . .

20140415 - USSday-0007Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/80 s · f/3.5 · ISO 1600

. . . from both the fans and the band.

20140415 - USSday-0008Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
20 mm · 1/30 s · f/3.5 · ISO 3200

Both were so appreciative for each others’ presence. It was a really give-it-all kind of show.

20140415 - USSday-0009Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
78 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 6400

Lotsa give. This shot was taken three songs in.

20140415 - USSday-0010Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
95 mm · 1/160 s · f/3.5 · ISO 1600

And, Human Kebab rocked one of The Zone’s #BearWeek t-shirts later in the show!

Thanks for always being so accommodating, USS!

=)

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