Scenes Around Jackson Photoblog

[Jubilee!Jam] Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (6.20.09)

Posted in 2009, Color, Digital, Jubilee!Jam 2009, Photo Post, rock and roll by William Patrick Butler on July 12, 2009

yes.  i know i missed the update on saturday.

so, sorry about that.  but that just means instead of only one update this fine sunday, ya’ll get two updates!

let’s run down that list and get to it!

monday it was The Bailey Bros.!

tuesday it was Obeyjah & The Pearls!

wednesday it was the Quills!

thursday it was 5th Child!

friday it was 7even:Thirty!

today! first up; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (46 of 115)

day two of Jubilee!Jam has now begun!  my day two started around 6:00pm.  which is when i arrived at the Jam so i would be ready to shoot Joan Jett when she started at 6:30.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (3 of 115)

(everybody gets ready)

why did i get there so late?  well, i learned, from day one, that walking around the jam while the sun was high in the sky was sheer madness LoL

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (8 of 115)

(the crowd is ready to rock)

so, since i knew joan jett and david banner where the only people i was shooting that day/night and joan didn’t go on till 6:30, well, gotta beat that heat! 😉

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (14 of 115)

let’s rock!

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (vertical) (3 of 30)

this was an expression i saw a lot of while shooting her (when she wasn’t really rocking out)

smiling.  i mean, can you blame her?

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (20 of 115)

how many of us can say that, a job we’ve had for decades, is a job that we would love doing?

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (16 of 115)

(got the drummer)

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (21 of 115)

this was a really cool show to shoot.   one of the things that made it cool was what happened behind the scenes, before the show even started.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (24 of 115)

(got the bass player)

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (26 of 115)

so, before the show started i, and the rest of the photographers trying to get into the pit, weren’t sure if we would be able to shoot the show.

seems there had been some miscommunication and no one was sure if we had been cleared to shoot.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (vertical) (11 of 30)

well, after that got figured out, we were told that we’d only be able to shoot the first two songs of the show.

which, while one song less than three, at least that meant we got to shoot something.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (18 of 115)

but (and here’s the cool part) right after we’re told that, the keyboardest of the band (that’s him up there) said “nah, to hell with that.  let them shoot the whole show!”

when we asked him why he let us do that he said something to the effect of (can’t rememeber the actual quote) that, if we only shoot the first 2 or 3 songs and they end up doing something cool in the 5th or 8th song, and there’s no-one to shoot that, that hurts us and them.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (32 of 115)

so yeah, we got to shoot the. entire. show.

now that’s rock and roll! 🙂

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (36 of 115)

man, that crowd loved them some Joan Jett

knew all the words to the songs and really showed her some jackson, mississippi love

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (vertical) (20 of 30)

and Joan showed them some rock and roll love in return

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (55 of 115)

yes.  that is her hair sticking to her face, due to the heat

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (72 of 115)

i mean, it was a hot day.  it was hot all weekend actually.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (74 of 115)

and if it was hot for us running around the pit shooting her and hot for the crowd cheering her on, imagine how hot it was for her, up there, on that stage, rocking like there was no tomorrow.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (vertical) (25 of 30)

(got the lead guitar)

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (79 of 115)

and she never slowed down.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (113 of 115)

man.  this was a great show.

and you can tell, she still loves rock and roll too.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (vertical) (30 of 30)

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, ladies and gentlemen!

and now, a random crowd shot!

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! (19 of 115)

my fellow photographer, Jennifer Jackson, making the shots, deep in the photo pit with me 🙂

make sure to check out the JFP Jubilee!Jam Photo Gallery to see all the rest of the shots i took.  this is only a small bit!

and be sure to check out JFP intrepid reporter Neola Young’s interview with Joan Jett!

next up, David Banner!

see ya next post!

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  1. […] first up today was  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! […]

  2. Tempestade MCmiller said, on December 8, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Muito showwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…..


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