Charetta: 5 YEAR5 LATER, 55 5HOT5, 5OLD OUT 5HOW

The first time I shot for Charetta was June 16, 2007. These shots were taken exactly 5 years later on June 16, 2012. COINCIDENCE? Well yeah, obviously. What was I shooting with back then? Oh right, a Canon PowerShot A640. I loved that camera. If it wasn't for its lack of hot shoe I might still be rocking it. Okay, maybe not. But really, I LOVED that camera! I wanted to do more nightlife photography but the harsh built-in flash made that impossible. I found tricks to diminish the harshness but ultimately it was time to move on.

What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, Charetta 5 years later! Great show. Great energy. Great crowd. Everybody I spoke to was so proud and happy to see how far they've come. Angelina really loves rock music. She's very passionate about it. She's on a mission to keep rock music alive. She's like a rock ambassador. Stop taking rock for granted! Buy the music, come to the shows, adopt a local band. Let's all do our part.

Right, the photos. Firstly, big shout out to Angelina and Mike for bailing me out. Once again my camera was an issue. According to Mike I should probably expect that every time from now on. There was a policy change or something? It's not a big deal, I'll just have to be diligent about getting passes in advance. I got some pix of Mike and Angelina from the after party. Those should be going up next.

And there you have it. What took so long? I took 500+ shots of them performing. Yeah, proofing was murder. Many sleepless nights—and days! Please enjoy these 55 shots of Charetta selling out. (Get it?)


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New York photographer, party mammal, and Internet troll for hire. Alain-Christian is an OG who’s been blogging for over 20 years dating back to the early days of AOL. He loves sharing his offbeat opinions on pop culture, bestowing his tech knowledge, and making arts.