Warlando Metal Fest 2021
Orlando, Florida
September 11, 2021

Warlando Metal Fest was a one-day event in Orlando, Florida featuring Judas Priest as the headliner. This was a fun one! Not only was I excited to photograph Judas Priest for the first time, but I was back working with Sam Shapiro, who I hadn't seen in 2 years. Sam has brought me in to work on some legendary events like Bourbon and Beyond, Louder Than Life, and coming up later this fall, Welcome To Rockville. His work is always top-notch, and I've learned a lot from him.

We were a two-person media team working for the event. Sam was in charge of video, and I was in charge of photos. Between 12 bands and 2 stages, we had a lot of ground to cover. I really enjoyed the venue we were at, the Orlando Amphitheater. This was my first time at this venue, and the backstage area is a part of a swamp biome with lots of lizards and even some alligators nearby.