Richard Lautens - Staff Photographer - @rlautens
It's funny how assignments can work out. I hadn't shot a lot of sports this year so far and last week I shot the TFC one day, the Raptors the next shift and the Jays home opener the next day.
This week I shot the band Muse at the ACC one night and my next shift was Green Day. Muse had a much cooler stage but Green Day had way more energy and fun about them.
Typically the photogs get the first three songs to shoot with no flash from a pit at the foot of the stage and then the security guys kick us out although for Green Day we only got 2 songs. It's amazing how many frames you can shoot in just a couple of songs.
Here's a couple of pix from Muse:
Now a couple from Green Day:
Rock On Toronto!
Richard Lautens-Toronto Star