a few weeks ago, i got a text message from amadeus: “hey karin!!! hope all is well. i’m playing in boston tonight for the radio show, let me know if you are available to shoot…” he was taking about the trey songz set at jamn’ 94.5′s monster jam. i responded with something semi-professional: “if you can get me approved, i can shoot it. let me know. thanks!” meanwhile, i paraded around the studio, doing high kicks, chair flips and fist pumps. anyone who knows me is familiar with my love for the ‘slow jam’ and trey songz has plenty of them. plus, shooting at the td garden is always a good time. plus…it’s monster jam!
so, who is amadeus (antwan ‘amadeus’ thompson)?
- 1. platinum boy music ceo
- 2. record producer for sean ‘diddy’ combs’ production team – ‘the hitmen’
- 3. music director and tour drummer for trey songz
- 4. vater percussionist
- 6. inspirational
speakertweeter and family man.
- 5. stinkin’ ny giants fan <– go ahead. click on that. #cc ro garcia
so, that night, i picked up my credentials at the garden will call window and headed back around thru security. the big red pass around my neck let me walk everywhere backstage. i met up with the band in the catering area. only two minutes into our conversation, amadeus made sure to remind me that the giants beat the patriots in the superbowl. twice. anyone who knows me, is also familiar with my love for the patriots. it still burns.
trey songz was the headliner. also on the agenda: ca$h out, rita ora, french montana, meek mill, j.cole and big sean.
i watched most of the show from the side of the stage, occasionally walking the long hallway of dressing rooms and tweeting about it – just because.
when it was showtime for the trey songz experience (TSE), i shot their ~40 min set and shot from up on the stage for some. big ups to jorge for making that possible.
good show. crazy crowd. great company.
check out some more photos in the slideshow below.
p.s. i covered the trey songz sets on both the jay-z and usher tours for amadeus, when i contributed to examiner.com.
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