Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Beck and Cage the Elephant with Spoon and Sunflower Bean

Beck and Cage the Elephant: “TheNight Running Tour” with special guests Spoon and Sunflower Bean at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC.

 It was a hopping night. One of the greatest shows of this summer. Happily, although stormy clouds were over head, we were spared a downpour staying dry as the drips kindly waited for the show to finish so we all could enjoy this spectacular event.

Sunflower Bean

Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

I spent the evening furiously changing lenses attempting to capture the essence of each act. And surprisingly I think it did work out pretty well.

Using two Canon 5D Mark IV bodies, for Sunflower Bean and Spoon I selected the Canon lenses 70-200mm 2.8 and 24-70mm 2.8. Settings for Sunflower Bean being 1/320 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 3200 and Spoon 1/250 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 3200. For Cage The Elephant, my research indicated that Matt Shultz may make a jump, and missing a jump shot the night before, I was determined to get one and committed to all wide angle lenses for their set. So I twisted on the Canon 14mm 2.8 and the 16-35mm 2.8. It worked! I even got a few images close enough to get some detail for a portrait, as luckily he was hanging out quite a bit at the edge of the stage…with good light! (Obviously, Matt Shultz, the Lead Vocalist for Cage The Elephant,  must be a brilliant genius of a man to have such keen, and rare awareness of the benefits of having good light during “the first three” when the concert photographers are working.) I cranked in settings of 1/400 sec;   f/5.0;   ISO 3200 for this set as well. 

Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Then Beck. We all had to change to long lenses for Beck. We had been shooting from the pit for the first three acts, which gave us the ability to create more intimate images of the performers, but Beck instructed us to shoot from the soundboard only. At the amphitheater at Walnut this drives us back about 30 yards.

Spoon

Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Fortunately I have the Canon 400mm 2.8 for this kind of work and it delivered, providing some pretty sweet shots.

Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Cage The Elephant

Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Beck

Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 24, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

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