The Phantom Shakers had an early show at Sahara Lounge in Austin last night. It was a great opportunity to catch this fun Rockabilly band in an early time slot and I eagerly headed down to the show with my Fujifilm X100F. I've photographed bands at this venue before and I knew it would be a formidable low light test for that small camera. It was a tough environment but the X100F and the band didn't disappoint.
I wasn't sure what kind of crowd to expect on a Sunday night at Sahara Lounge. The last time I was there, the house was packed. This time I felt like I had the club to myself. Having played drums in a number of bands over the years, I know how frustrating it can be to play to a mostly empty hall. It's tough to get that energy level up when you don't have a crowd to cheer you on. The Phantom Shakers rocked the house regardless and I came away with a few decent images.
All images were captured with the Fujifilm X100F, Acros film simulation, f/2, ISO 12800.