I have shot The Avett Brothers three times, hopefully going for a fourth next week. This photo was from the first time. Back in 2007, I had no photo pass access but took my camera to concerts either by sneaking it in or going to free gigs as this one was. This was when the Arts Fest was in the middle of town on that horrible strip of grass where the just completed T-station stands. Many young photographers are asking me how I get ‘in the pit’ at shows. I am glad to tell them that it takes a considerable amount of energy, luck and most importantly, a positive attitude. If you aren’t nice and grateful you might as well give it up. I thought this to myself last night, as I was three feet from Brian Wilson.