concert ∙ Cheat the Hangman 2012 · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

Friend Allie, ready to cheat the hangman.

20120731 - Cheat the Hangman-0001Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
125 mm · 1/100 s · f/2.8 · ISO 3200

Cheat the Hangman is the name of the band Allie fronts, with friends Trish, Michael, Jarrod, and Dana.

They’re a garage blues band which formed, if I’m piecing things together correctly, from the ashes of another band, The Poor Choices, now defunct.

The first time I saw Allie sing was at a karaoke fundraiser and, after a full night of wonderfully horrid “singing,” Allie unscrewed the top of my head, dropped in a stick of dynamite, and blew my mind with some tremendous, confident rockstar singing.

It’s so amazing to see her shine and really give her all singing.

20120731 - Cheat the Hangman-0002Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
20 mm · 1/160 s · f/3.5 · ISO 3200

True rockstarness right here, in its purest form. Allie’s gonna go far.

Possibly so far that I won’t be able to say “hi” to her every day, but I’ll suck it up, as it’ll mean she’s reaching superstardom.

20120731 - Cheat the Hangman-0003Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
70 mm · 1/200 s · f/2.8 · ISO 3200