Weenie Roast y Fiesta 2012

I got to shoot the KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta Saturday for The OC Register. Looong day. It took a while to go through everything I shot to whittle it down to this.

The bands were mostly great. I think the best thing about radio shows like this is being able to discover bands I’d never heard of before, especially on the second stage. Grouplove was probably my favorite performance of the day. Reminded me of what I listened to in the 90’s. I don’t know if this is a good description, but to me it was like Camper Van Beethoven meets Blind Melon? Great vibe between them and the audience.

I have to say Silversun Pickups runs a close second, though.

Coldplay, visually, made the night though. I loved the Flaming Lips-esque confetti.

It’s been a long time since I’ve shot a radio show like this, and it was nice to run into some old friends, Andrew Youssef, and Paul Hebert.

All of the above and more of my favorites are below.