We were walking down the street after filming b-roll all day for a music video shoot and heard that the Foo Fighters were in town recording. So we figured they may pull a stunt or be hanging around since it was Saturday night and headed towards Bourbon Street.
We got there just as a crowd was forming in front of Preservation Hall on St. Peter Street. We were already fairly close to the building just off the curb but I saw an opening and snuck up to the front. The wide window shuttered doors flew open to the street crowd and literally one person and a gated bar separated us from David Grohl! Arcade Fire and some brilliant local jazz musicians jammed out with the band. We also spotted Anderson Cooper and I think Patrick Carney (Black Keys Drummer) enter the building!
There were tons of cameras filming for their upcoming HBO series, so I may be seen a couple times in crowd shots. I also happened to have my camera on me, so I shot what I could in the mass of drunkards before my battery died. I even did a lens change in my bag in the middle of a mosh pit! It was definitely a once in a lifetime, amazingly spontaneous evening! Here’s a couple photos I managed to shoot. Video to come once I get around to editing it!