Photos: New Politics and a sold-out Detroit crowd

February 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Another show, another sell-out. That’s been the story of New Politics’ current headlining tour so far.

And seriously, it’s incredible how far these guys have come in just the past eight months or so.

I mean I first heard “Dignity” soon after it was released in 2010 but it wasn’t really until “Harlem” was released last year that their popularity really skyrocketed.  

There’s one thing I really love about New Politics, and that’s how smiley they are.

The last thing you want to be feeling at a show is that the band isn’t having a good time. These guys smile more than any band I've ever seen and not just at the crowd, but at each other.

And of course the fan interaction; that's always important and singer David Boyd takes it to the max. I think he hopped into the crowd at least three times last night at The Shelter.

Oh, and they mentioned that guitarist Soren Hansen was sick but honestly, no one could tell! The dude powered through. Also tossed his guitar in the air.

And after the show there were at least 50 people with meet & greet tickets waiting in line. If that doesn't say a band "made it" I don't know what does.

Oh also, confetti.

From a photography perspective: not great lighting; a lot of saturated colors and pretty dim. Better than I expected, but my ISO never went below 5000. The band moves quickly so my shutter speed needed to be at least 200. I used flash only when David went out into the crowd.

So enjoy some photos; I went a little overboard and took over 1,000. Narrowed it down, though; don't worry.

(Magic Man & Sleeper Agent photos coming soon)

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