public void Photograph()
public void Photograph()

A dad and a software architect with a passion for photography and music. These are my thoughts and opinions, sometimes accompanied by code and photos.

A proud father, enthusiastic guitarist and passionate software engineer, geeking out in the cloud. Briefly a Microsoft MVP for Azure before forfeiting the title when I joined Microsoft UK.

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Santana @ Trieste, 14.7.2009

After evading me the last time in Bratislava – the day I came, it was pouring rain like it was judgment day and the concert was postponed to the next day, I fin…

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After evading me the last time in Bratislava – the day I came, it was pouring rain like it was judgment day and the concert was postponed to the next day, I finally managed to get the opportunity to photograph one of the world’s top guitarists, Mr. Carlos Santana.

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I have to admit, I did expect a bit more rocking set-list, although latino-rock, as Santana’s genre could be described is really about emotion and feelings in general. We listened to 17 songs, a good hour and a half, maybe a bit more, filled with this emotion. It’s a shame there were so few people… I got to hear Smooth, which is just not the same without Rob Thomas, but it’s still a nice rendition :-).

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As is with most guitar “gods”, one guitar just won’t do. Since all three of the first songs were also semi-acoustic, it was the perfect photo-op to get used to him, the lights and everything – him being stationary and all.

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Although Carlos does sometimes “contribute” vocals to songs, he always travels with guest musicians for vocals, this time Andy Vargas (on the left picture) and Tony Lindsay (right).

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All in all, a fantastic concert.

A proud father, enthusiastic guitarist and passionate software engineer, geeking out in the cloud. Briefly a Microsoft MVP for Azure before forfeiting the title when I joined Microsoft UK.

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