Good morning from Huntington Beach, California everyone! You may remember back in June a Billy Idol tune I shared with you. It was one of my favourite songs for a West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week he totally rocks for the wedding season and it was; White Wedding.
So if you caught up with my Tweets & Facebook updates last Wednesday, I shot out to Pechanga in Temecula in Rio to catch Billy Idol live in a totally intimate theatre out there (I was told the theatre only seats 1,200 people) for a birthday gift to myself. Well I have been totally dying to share a few snaps & video clips I shot with my iPhone 4 & Olympus P&S (Katherine had my G10… So sad!) and have a few that I would love to share with you today to accompany the West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week.
Billy Idol flat out killed it last week. From bringing a fine-tuned band, to introducing a brand new song; “Scarred For Life” to bringing one of the absolutely best guitarists with him that he originally toured with; Steve Stevens. “Scarred For Life” is so new, the stage hand brought out a music stand so Billy Idol could ensure he had all the lyrics correct. Now that’s what I call bringing it out in the raw to the fans!
Speaking of bringing it out to the fans — Billy Idol NEVER lip-synced any part of his performance. Which to me is what it’s all about. It would be like me showing up to shoot an event & plugging in previously shot photos. In my opinion, a true performer can sing, dance, and do everything that they set out to do. Not hide behind the excuse that they’re a performer. Bah!
Some of my favourite songs that Billy Idol & crew brought down the house with were:
- Rebel Yell
- Blue Highway
- Ready Steady Go! (Generation X)
- Dancin’ With Myself
- White Wedding (partially a capella!)
- Mony Mony!
If you’re a fan of Billy Idol & he’s coming to a city near you, I highly encourage you to take the time to go have a blast. He was signing autographs for the fans during the concert in the front row, singing with fans in the front row & overall put on one flippin’ amazing performance. It’s so worth every dime for the ticket!
But before you check out this week’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Orange County Wedding Photographer that is on the bleeding edge of rockin’ fashion, music and videos, feel free to contact me anytime.
So without further ado, I give you Billy Idol in “Eyes Without A Face” for the West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week and my slide show of some photos & videos I shot too. And, don’t just have an awesome West Coast Wednesday, but make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!
PS, profanity alert at the end of my slide show. Just sayin…