ChiIL Live Shows had the great pleasure of catching Led Zeppelin 2 in action again at HOB Chicago on 2/23/13 for The Song Remains The Same.
The band knew I had to come a little late from another shoot, so I did just miss the beginning, but thought I had the duration to shoot. There were several other photographers still in and shooting. Oh well. I made the best of it by trying to shoot a bit from just behind the pit, but I was next to two charming guys who elbowed me over mosh pit style, on purpose, and actually said to each other "Block her. Don't let any girls squeeze up in here." (Although they were easily tall enough to see over me and I was obviously trying to do my job and shoot the show!) Nice.
I know...mr. uber fan. I'm sure you shoved over a few hundred people to get your rail riding spot. I'll happily concede the bigger prick award to you. But, I have the bigger camera. You have a cell phone. So, in the future, if you might want some decent shots on line, to remember your favorite shows by later, try not to piss off the photographers and get in the way of them working.
I got a few shots then got outta dodge to hang with friends in the balcony, where the people were far friendlier and I wasn't getting crushed by idiots.
As usual, the show was excellent. At the risk of adding more stellar examples of humankind to the sardine can of bodies at their sold out shows, LZ2 still makes our highly recommend list. Catch them as often as you can.
Want a whole lot more for your LZ2 fix?
Check out loads of our past LZ2 LIVE show shots & review from HOB last year right here.