Day 39 (Weds., July 7)
Beto Cuevas, vocalist for La Ley, sings for the audience on
My homesickness is finally over... I think. Man, this whole
thinking about home and friends and stuff just drained me the
last couple days. I do miss home, but I can live without it
for a while longer. Today was an exciting day overall. I woke
up late because I didn't start my work day until 4 p.m. I worked
out, ran at 11 a.m., which is not very good when you are in
hot Texas. Man, today's run was tough. I jogged under heavy
sun. I almost had to stop, but I couldn't cuz I am not a quitter.
Today's assignment was cool. I had to go out to a concert and
shoot Spanish Rock. This wasn't no ordinary Spanish Rock, it
was La Ley, a great band from Chile. I went out to the concert
and had a little bit of tough time getting in. Once inside,
it was great times. I had my normal time up front near the band,
just like every other photographer that gets a chance to shoot
concerts. However, the best photos did not come from there.
Normally, because I have seen it happen, the photographers put
away the gear and go home as soon as their time up front is
up. I actually saw the guy from the competitor paper leave right
after. I stayed and shot other photos from other locations,
which turned out to be better photography. Here's what I came
up with. Do you think it was a good idea for me to stay and
shoot more than the required?
Cuevas is seen through a balloon during the concert.
After an hour of shooting photos from other angles, I decided
to relax. I met up with our Entertainment editor Paulina and
relaxed til the end of the show. It was good times. I really
liked the scenery at this club. The concert was held at a local
club and once the band went backstage, the party continued.
People danced for about an hour longer before they had to go
home. Meanwhile, I just relaxed and hung out with Maria, a former
Al Dia employee, who was at the concert. I have to say, hanging
out with Maria was great times. We discussed music and the whole
lifestyle of the Latino population in Texas. I got to hear a
little perspective of the people through her. She also gave
me the low down on all the great nightlife places around here.
So, I guess I better try it out before going home. Maria is
getting married soon, so we talked about that stuff that has
been on my mind for a couple days. You know, my short-lived
engagement. Anyways, tonight turned out to be very good. I was
expecting to do my normal thing of showing up to an event, take
photos of people and talk to them to get their names and stay
professional while not socializing with them. However, I had
a very creative night by coming up with the above photos and
I had a great time meeting a true hard-core Texan woman. Man,
they were right when they said Texas women are beautiful. They
are right, but California gives Texas a run for its money on
the beautiful women category.
Maria... They say women in Texas are beautiful. They weren't