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I shot the first day of Maryland Deathfest X yesterday!
The first Deathfest I could’ve gone to was back in 2005. I really can’t believe it took me this long to go.
I used to host the metal show in college & I played drums in a hardcore band back then, too.
I love metal! And I know some of you might find this hard to believe, but metalheads are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. The bands are great, but I find Deathfest-goers fascinating.
In the pit, if someone gets knocked over, fellow moshers flock to pick em up.
Metal is music for the disenfranchised. But a metal fest gives these cultural outliers a commonality. People were in such great moods. I’ve never seen so many people dressed in black smiling so much.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely a few jerks at metal shows, but by and large, it’s a super-nice group of people.
Also, thanks to J.M. Giordano. …for the beer.
This entry was posted on Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at 2:06 pm. It is filed under Personal Work, Photojournalism, Photos and tagged with Baltimore, Baltimore Photographer, Deathfest, fest, fun, MATT ROTH, metal, music, photo, photo series, Photojournalism, Photos.
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So much fun in these frames. Nice work, Matt! Closer, followed by beer dripping all over face, are my favorites.
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