Bobby Vinton - Eastside Cannery

Photographed 7/20/2013
Photographer: David Arnspiger

I grew up around a variety of music. My father used to listen to 50s and 60s pop around the house and I developed a love of these songs. Certain singers like Johnny Mathis, The Lettermen and others became part of my musical landscape. So when I moved to Las Vegas last year I noted that a lot of these older acts came around and played the various casinos. One night, I was driving home from work and saw a billboard for Bobby Vinton appearing at the local Eastside Cannery Casino.

I was so excited. This was an opportunity not to be passed up. My wife and I got tickets, and two days after my birthday we were at Eastside Cannery and waiting for the show to start. I snuck in my little Nikon 1 camera in hopes I might get a picture with him after the show or something. I was not planning to take shots during his show. Then he came out into the audience during one song and people started snapping away, so I got in on the action. I had the camera set up incorrectly and most of what I got was crap. Except for this one shot. He was behind us singing to a lady, and I turned and fired off a single shot.

It's not the greatest picture, but I just love the weird halo around these people. I have no idea what that is around them, but there is a sense of joy in the shot. Bobby loves what he does and it shows here. I am so glad we went to see him.

2019 Update: I had a few more crappy shots from this show that I decided to add. Nothing special.

Enjoy the images below.