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Preacher SXSW 2016

We had went to SXSW 2016 and one of the things I wanted to see was the AMC Preacher display of the upside down church. We found out that there was a twitter contest for a meet and greet with the creators and cast. This would include show creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (executive producers and directors), and Sam Catlin (writer, also wrote Breaking Bad)  and cast members Dominic Cooper, Joe Gilgun and Ruth Negga.  I tweeted a photo from my wife’s phone with a photo of the both of us in front of the church and hoped for the best. I got up Monday morning and noticed I had missed direct message from AMC Preacher that I had 2 hours to reply to win a pass for the meet and greet with the cast and crew! Well it was 6:30 in the morning so I replied back thinking I had missed my chance. About 8:30 am I received a reply that I had until 10am to get to the #welcometoannville display downtown next to the Austin Convention Center. After a long talk with my wife and arguing with myself I decided to take the chance and head on downtown, this was a once in a lifetime chance! I finally made it downtown through all the traffic and found roof top parking. It was just before 10am when I made it to Annville and there was no one on site and the gate was closed. I kept waiting until a couple of other people showed up and then a line begin to form. Once they opened the gate there Preacher crew checked the twitter message and verified that I had actually won! After standing around and waiting in line…

I hope you enjoy the photos of my meet and greet! Cant wait until May 22 for the premiere of Preacher on AMC.

Preacher Church - 512photoz - Preacher SXSW

Preacher Church from top of parking garage - 512photoz

Preacher Church HDR - 512photoz

Preacher SXSW Cast and Crew - 512photoz

Joe Gilgun - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Ruth Negga - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Dominic Cooper - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Sam Catlin - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Evan Goldberg - Seth Rogen - 512photoz Preacher SXSW


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Gang of Thieves – Texas Rockfest 2014

I was able to get to the Texas Rockfest 2014 this year for the first time. With Texas Rockfest in the same area as SXSW getting there was no easy task. The night started out with a THUD! Once we found a place to park we sat in the car and listened to the radio for about 15 minutes when the radio shut off with no warning. I cycled the key off and on and then tried to start the car and that is when we realized that the battery had died. We decided to call AAA at the end of the night as I was anxious to get a chance to shoot some concert photos. We finally made our way down to 7th and Neches in Austin, Texas and found the Texas Rockfest Stage. The lighting wasn’t that great but at least it was better than LED lighting.  Gang of Thieves was performing and it sounded great! They are out of  Burlington, Vermont and have a funky rock sound. They are fun to watch with all the jumping and dancing on stage, they are ELECTRIC and the sound is highly contagious. Keep an eye on Tobin Salas as he can really catch some air with his bass strapped to his side! They have a very unique sound and a driving beat. The live concert didn’t have the horns and keyboards but still rocked the audience. I was lucky enough to score a demo CD and it is awesome!  I challenge you to listen to their music and see if you can resist dancing and head banging!  I just wish these guys were local as they have a sound and show that I can really support! Special thanks to Adam Brewer of Texas Rockfest for finding some amazing talent in the far northeast of America.


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