There are neurological studies that have attempted to explain why the music that is listened to during one's late teens (college years) stick with an individual, often serving as the benchmark against which one judges music the rest of one's life. I was into a bunch of different music during those formative years, some good (we will get that shortly) and some quantifiably awful (Fuel, Three Doors Down). At that point in my life I didn't have much disposable income and couldn't get into a lot of shows (pre-21). As a result I was not able to see many of the great bands that I was liked- they were placed on the bucket list and became the first bands that I would look for on a festival lineup or news release from Spin or Rolling Stone. Within the span of two weeks I was able to see three of those bands- all within the top six on the bucket list: Franz Ferdinand, Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) and Sigur Ros. Not only was I able to see and hear these bands- I was #blessed to be able to photograph them. Without getting sappy, that's a really cool thing.