live music: BAMBOOZLE FESTIVAL x ASBURY PARK, NJ x MAY 19-20, 2012

Bon Jovi. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Richie Sambora & Jon Bon Jovi

Foo Fighters. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters

Asbury Park, NJ 5.19-20.12 – Music festival season is upon us… A few months ago, I descended upon Asbury Park, NJ to check out and shoot the Bamboozle Festival. For those of you that know me…you know I hate mass gatherings of people…so this wasn’t going to be easy! Shooting festivals is fun once you figure out all the ins/outs of where everything is and how to effectively get to it among the crowds. Festivals try to stagger out the bands set times so that you can try to see [or in my case shoot] as many of the bands as possible.

Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

With that being said, I formulated a plan of who I wanted to shoot, what time they were playing and where among the festival their stage was at. The lineup was extremely diverse from hip-hop to punk to electronic to rock music to comedy. I wasn’t able to get down there for friday night’s lineup but I ripped through saturday and sunday…shooting 15 bands over the 2 days.

Here are a few shots from the weekend…

Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Andrew Dice Clay. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Andrew Dice Clay

Brand New. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Brand New

Gaslight Anthem. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Gaslight Anthem

Buckcherry. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Buckcherry

Murphy's Law. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Murphy’s Law

Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jimmy Eat World. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Jimmy Eat World

Anti Flag. Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Anti Flag

Bamboozle Festival 2012. Asbury Park, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.
Asbury Park, NJ

You can see the rest of the highlights here.

There are also individual galleries of each band that I photographed on my site as well.

More festival coverage coming soon…

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I’m available for hire to shoot your next concert, event, etc. Feel free to contact me for a quote and availablity.

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