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The Weekend (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Weekend put on an out-of-this-world performance at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on 7/30/22. This was a sold-out show and my biggest show to date. This was also one of the most “high-tech” musical productions I’ve seen. I was there on the sidelines (w/ 10 other photographers) doing my best to capture some of the magic, but it was tough. So much chaotic excitement. Only had two songs to take pics and an extremely small space to stand. I had a blast, though!

The “After Hours Til Dawn Tour” is The Weekend’s first-ever stadium tour. Fans had been anxiously awaiting this show. After several delays due to COVID, concert-goers had their redemption. DC. MD, and VA residents were all in attendance. Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re viewing pics of The Weekend. Be sure to check The Weekend’s Official Website for music, news, and all upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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The Weekend (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Primus (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Primus performed at the Warner Theatre earlier this year and I was there doing my best to document the event (as usual). This is a difficult band to capture due to extremely low-lighting and lots of fog/smoke. The band performed a slew of classic Primus jams to the delightment of the DC crowd. Great show.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re viewing images from Primus’ performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC on 5/24/2022. Be sure to check the Official Primus Website for music, news, and upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Primus (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Amyl and the Sniffers (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Fortunately for me I was able to photograph Amyl and the Sniffers in Baltimore this past May. Holy shit. What an amazing show! Super intense performance. Australian punk rock mixed with super sweaty aerobics. It was hard keeping up with the band. This was the last show of their US tour and they played like champions. Bravo!

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re viewing images from Amyl and the Sniffers’ performance at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD on 5/22/2022. Be sure to check the Official Amyl and the Sniffers Website for music, news, and upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Amyl and the Sniffers (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Megan Thee Stallion (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Megan Thee Stallion performed at Preakness LIVE in Baltimore, MD earlier this year and I was there doing my best to document the event. I basically stood in a field for about three hours to take these photos. It was well worth it though. Her performance was amazing. Extremely talented artist, and she’s gorgeous. I’m officially one of thee “hotties” now.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re viewing images from Megan Thee Stallion’s super sweaty performance at Preakness LIVE in Baltimore on 5/20/2022. Be sure to check the Official Megan Thee Stallion Website for music, news, and upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Megan Thee Stallion (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Mastodon (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Mastodon was one of the few bands I photographed that I actually really like (as in actively listen to their music in my free time). Cussing love Mastodon!

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Mastodon from 2021. Be sure to see them in 2022. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Mastodon (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Avatar (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Avatar was one of several bands I photographed. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Avatar from 2021. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Avatar (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Body Count (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Body Count was one of several bands I photographed. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Body Count from 2021. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Body Count (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Suicidal Tendencies (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Suicidal Tendencies was one of several bands I photographed. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Suicidal Tendencies from 2021. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Suicidal Tendencies (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Starset (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Starset was one of several bands I photographed. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Starset from 2021. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Starset (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Animals As Leaders (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Animals As Leaders performed for a rabid sold out crowd at Soundstage in Baltimore’s inner harbor on 4/13/2022. This was a highly-anticipated show. Metalheads from DC, MD, VA (the DMV) and beyond filled the venue to its maximum capacity. The band were on tour in support of their 2022 album, Parrhesia, but the tour has now come to an end.

I was fortunate to be at this show, and too be the only photographer in the photo pit. What a treat! Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Animals As Leaders Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for festival appearances and tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.