While our primary focus is photographing weddings and portraits, sometimes we get the opportunity to put our time & skills into other cool happenings. In this post, here are some of Jon’s favorite images from a recent Leukemia Benefit Concert held in Garwood, NJ. Casey (a friend of his from high school) organized this awesome event, showcasing a local slew of talented bands and raising support for a great cause. Can’t forget to say a shout out to a fellow photographer friend, Jenna Perfette, for allowing Jon to tag along.
the venue: The Crossroads at Garwood, Garwood, NJ, 78 North Ave (site link here, Yelp! link here)
the cause: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LINK)- money was raised for a local team participating in a triathlon
for Team in Training for Leukemia research
the bands (in order of appearance):
+ Ugly Club http://www.myspace.com/theuglyclubnj
+ The Tattle Tales http://www.myspace.com/thetattletales
+ Bah Bah Bahrain http://www.myspace.com/bahbahbahrain
+ Young American Artists http://www.myspace.com/youngamericanartists
+ Martian http://www.myspace.com/listentomartian
the amount raised: over $300 in donations at the door
event planner: Casey R. (Interested in having her plan your next show/event/concert? She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Lastly, here are some kind words directly from the fingertips of Casey:
*A huge thanks to Lee from Crossroads for making the show possible and being insanely easy to work with.
*Make sure you come out to the next event so more money can be raised for worthy causes… Besides, more people means more fun for those attending.“
Our friends, The N Result, performed the opening set at Rutgersfest 2009, Rutgers University’s flagship event including a free concert, boardwalk games, and food vendors. Artists this year included The N Result, Ryan Leslie, N*E*R*D, and Motion City Soundtrack. (latter two unfortunately not pictured)
1. The N Result band’s setup
2. Eitan on the keyboard
3. Chimere on vocals + Ross on vocals/guitar
4. Dan on guitar + Bobby on bass
5. Nate on drums/percussion
6. The early afternoon crowd
7. Ryan Leslie
8. Flippenout showcasing their trampoline athleticism.