21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

21 Pilots at PNC in Raleigh, NC

21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

This report ain’t pretty. Might be more of a documentation of absurdity, pain and suffering…and of destruction.

21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

TOP gave the photographers two songs, short ones, to cover “The Bandito Tour”. And I must say this was the most challenging shoot I’ve had technically. I prepped by having one camera dedicated to the drummer at 1/320 F4.0 ISO1000, and another for vocals that ended up at 1/200 F2.8 ISO1600, but nothing seemed to hit it square on. I just got enough information to identify the perps. …Oh, and the stage was about three feet above our heads, so I was holding the camera at full extension over my head trying to get a complete automobile. Really, the burning car was the essence this night. 

21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

It was fun, I enjoyed the insanity of it all. It made my evening. The venue was packed by screaming girls and their fathers…or was it screaming fathers and their girls?

21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
21 Pilots perform at PNC in Raleigh, NC June 11, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

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