As an aerial arts photographer I get to know many incredible, talented, hard-working performers, and Heidi is one of them. So when Heidi invited me to photograph her performing with ‘SteamFunk Rock-n-Roll Circus Party’ MarchFourth! at The Fox Theater, I packed my camera bag and made an exception to my rule of avoiding the Hill on weekends.
While I had heard of MarchFourth! before, I honestly had no idea what to expect from the show, and all I had to go on was this description from the Facebook event:
Combining funk, rock, jazz, Afro-beat, Gypsy brass, and Big Band, with a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, acrobats and Vaudeville-style performers, MarchFourth whips the crowd into a celebratory frenzy with high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and infectious jubilation. This is not a band that simply puts on a show. MarchFourth delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience that leaves audiences flabbergasted and breathless!
Photographing live shows is always an fun challenge, with moving performers, varying stage lighting, and the audience bumping into me no matter where I stand. Yesterday that took on a new level when I took a hula hoop to the head during one of the acts. Of course I’m just sad I didn’t get a good shot of the hoop flying toward me! Check out the rest of my photos of MarchFourth! and opening act Diego’s Umbrella on Facebook.