Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

WU-TANG CLAN at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

WU TANG CLAN performed a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of their debut studio album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) at Red Hat Amphitheater. This fine show was an illustration of how to create mass hysteria. Adrenaline was pouring down from the sky like rain.

Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

The opener was what looks to me to be DJ Saki. I could be wrong…but what do I know?

Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

It was a challenge getting a decent exposure under the hats for this show, but I managed to get a few hints of facial features.

Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

For this show I used two Canon  5D MK II bodies. I guesstimated that I would need more of a wide angle to get all the appendages into the frame with the amount of movement going on. So I affixed the Canon 16-35mm 2.8 and 24-70mm 2.8 lenses.  My settings were at first a shutter speed of 320 to freeze the movement, but half way through I chickened out and dialed in 1/200 as I was concerned about the shadow under the hats. Well, that helped but then I got more occasions of blur in the hands and feet. They were moving pretty quick.

Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar
Wu-Tang Clan perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC June 8, 2019. Photography by Scott Chmelar

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