Peelander-Z at The Knitting Factory
Amazing. Baffling. Baffling and amazing.
I may write something more intelligent later but I'm not sure that there is any need. Sometimes the pictures tell the whole story. I think this may be one those times.
Well okay, I guess there is one more thing which should be said. Apparently this was the last show for original member "Peelander Red". Peelander-Z has been together for fourteen years and has already lost one original member so I guess these things happen. As a tribute the whole band wore red instead of their usual assortment of colors.
Having never seen the band before this evening I cannot really say that I'm sad to see him leave. It is hard to miss someone you don't know or feel the absence of someone you never knew was present. Still, I am glad that I caught the band at least once before he left and of course that I got some photos. They put on quite a show and it just seems right to document that show with original member Peelander Red. Granted, several dozen other photographers also shot this show. Hundreds more probably shot all of the other shows they've done anytime recently. But I'm still glad that I did it, that I played some small part in recording what this thing was. It was good enough that it deserved all the attention it received.