Saturday, July 31, 2010

Justin Bieber

I've shot some pretty loud shows in my career; Metallica, Foo Fighters, they were loud. Weezer, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, all very loud. KISS was loud. Normally when it's a loud act, and especially if I'm shooting from the pit, I'll get an email from the promoter to bring earplugs. I got that email before the Justin Bieber show, which I thought was odd, I'm not terribly familiar with his music, but what I had heard, I wouldn't considered LOUD. When I got into position that night I realized that the promoter wasn't warning me about the sound that would be coming from the huge speakers in front of me, but it would be coming from the throngs of adolescent girls screaming behind me. And since this was a sold-out show, the intensity and decibel level of the shrieks and screams was ear-splitting. I could have used double plugs that night.

And P.S. the first image has been selected as 1 of 8 finalists in the Crowd category in this year's PDN Ultimate Music Moment contest. Winners will be announced early Dec. Fingers crossed!!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Limo, on NW Westover, prepares traditional Peruvian dishes that are rich in color, texture, and flavor. The space inside is intimate and well laid out. It's small, but divided into little nooks, giving each table it's own space. Limo also has a substantial patio that should please diners well into the summer. The food is authentic and flavorful, with ample portions being served by friendly staff. I'm a sucker for a nice table outside, and since Limo happens to be in my neighborhood, you'll likely catch me there enjoying happy hour fare on a breezy summer evening.

Causa Sampler; Potato mashed with Lime Juice, Aji Amarillo Chilli and Spices, topped with (L-R) Seared Tuna with Cream of Ginger, Octopus with Olive Sauce, Shrimp with Anticucho Sauce, and Fried Fish with Red Onion and Diced Tomato.

Lomito Rolls; Egg Roll filled with Beef Lomo Saltado and Huancaina Sauce.

Lomito Rolls; Egg Roll filled with Beef Lomo Saltado and Huancaina Sauce.

Camarones al Ajo; Sautéed Shrimp with Roasted Garlic and Fried Yucca.

Seco; Braised Leg of Lamb marinated and cooked with Cilantro, Aji Mirasol, Garlic, and Spices. Served with Mashed Potato and Asparagus.