INXS and a glass of wine

Starting this year, INXS has been on tour again after 3.5yr hiatus (yeah, I was counting – last stop for me was “The Soo” – Sault Ste Marie, July 2007 – so make that 4yrs for this fangirl). This slightly damp night, July 17th, in the great northwest, our band, INXS dropped into town to kick off the US dates of their “Original Sin” tour, delivering a suited up round of hits at the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville.

In reality, I was supremely excited for this show, for more than just the uber fan obviousness. This is because, they are the band that originally inspired me to take photos at music shows, and this was my first credentialed chance to click them with a proper camera, and lenses, drop that shutter, and get them all nice and sharp. Sadly, that usually means, just the “first 3 songs, no flash”, because that’s what it is like to photograph a band with a photo pass – we usually miss those later show moments – the potential iconic moments, the finale wave to the audience, etc.

In all it’s a full circle for me, back photographing(with a pass this time, rather than on the down low!) the band I love. The icing, as it were, was when I was asked to shoot “back stage” (really not back) the .com winner meet and greet, and to also shoot midset Original Sin version of “Beautiful Girl” where Pat Monahan joined the band on stage. After shooting, I obviously(ha ha) went to my seat and watched the entire end of the set – it was such a fun and nostalgic show. I am not the same non-groupie from yesteryear, but I do still love the music and the band. Every word, I can breath and sing along with. It just puts a smile on my face. To everyone I met, and got to hang out with this night – xoxo – so much fun! To the band, etc – you were great, many thanks.

For all of my fellow INXS fans – these are for you.

xoxo
~elisa

Soundspike gallery here – http://www.soundspike.com/photos/1005/4/inxs_in_woodinville__wa/

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

INXS featuring Pat Monahan singing "Beautiful Girl" performs during their "Original Sin" tour at the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Seattle, Washington (Elisa Sherman)

INXS featuring Pat Monahan singing "Beautiful Girl" performs during their "Original Sin" tour at the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Seattle, Washington (Elisa Sherman)

INXS featuring Pat Monahan singing "Beautiful Girl" performs during their "Original Sin" tour at the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Seattle, Washington (Elisa Sherman)

INXS performs at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery during their "Original Sin" Tour, July 17, 2011 in Woodinville, Washington (Elisa)

Slideshow –

INXS at Chateau Ste Michelle 7-17-2011 – Images by Elisa Sherman

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8 Responses to INXS and a glass of wine

  1. Kelly says:

    Elisa, these are fabulous!

    • Elisa Sherman says:

      Thx Kelly! Sorry missed you – things got crazy that night and I was focusing on too many things – literally!

  2. Mia says:

    Wow! These are great! So in focus, unlike mine.

    Great seeing you!

    • Elisa Sherman says:

      Mia – ha! & thx – but yours were fun to get! it’s just part of the fun dancing yes…I took some blurry ones too from the 5th row w/my phone;)

  3. Elisa, I really love seeing your photos from this tour! Although I’ve tried to improve my picture taking in the past 4 years, none compare to yours! Keep up the excellent work, xoxoxo

    • Elisa Sherman says:

      thanks Anne – it was a gift to be able to get the good camera on them! I had fun however getting some of those blurry iphone pix at subsequent shows – sometimes quality gives way to just capturing the fun!

  4. Andreas says:

    Great pics! I was front center lawn. GREAT sound and now some detailed visuals. GREAT SHOW! ..for a bunch of suits, just kidding been a fan for years.

    • Elisa Sherman says:

      Andreas – thanks so much for the comment! It was a great show – great venue and great band. Long time fan here as well. the suits were an interesting touch – wish I couldd have gotten more shots further into the show as they loosened up!

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