Blue Felix Was Red Hot at The What's Up Lounge!
It's been a while since I've been out to a show. A lot has changed since then. I'm at a new place that requires quite a bit of work to make it our own, so it doesn't leave much time for my photography. It's good to take a break and I couldn't pass up a Blue Felix show!
I got to The What's Up around 9 thinking they always start late. Of course, this time they started right on time. So, I missed all but the last two songs of Piranha's set. Actually, make that 3 because they were rocking so loud I could hear them as I walked from the parking lot down the street! The place was pretty packed and it was good to see Piranha again since it had been a few years. I wish that I had been able to get there earlier to photograph more than just one song. Piranha was definitely a good choice for opening up this show!
The set change after Piranha took quite a while as Enemy X set up their massive drum kit, but once they started playing, they kept everyone up front and rocking for their entire set. This is the first time seeing them with the new lineup and they certainly killed it! There wasn't much room to move on stage with all their equipment and Blue Felix's stuff on the stage, but they made the best of the little space they had and made sure the crowd was treated to a fantastic set. The new singer seems to be fitting right in and Enemy X is now hitting the road and could be playing near you in the future.
As the stage started looking more ready, the crowd slowly started working their way up to the stage to get their spot for Blue Felix. I went up front as well to hold the spot that I thought would yield the best photos since I didn't think I'd be able to move around much once the show started. I was totally correct and struggled to make it to the other side of the stage between songs. Blue Felix puts on a super high energy performance that keeps people engaged in the set not only by singing and moshing, but also by dodging sparks from the angle grinder! To see sparks flying in a small venue like The What's Up made me a bit nervous, but it made for some cool visual effects! Luckily, I made it up on the side stage before the circle pit started! I got a few final close ups in and waited for a break in the action before heading to the sound booth for some wide shots. From there, I enjoyed more of the set and watched everyone having a great time. Blue Felix certainly puts on a show that you won't soon forget and I look forward to catching them live again! Check them out and see if they will be playing near you!
As always, get out and support live music and I'll see you out there!
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