Shot at The Gaslight Anthem’s ‘59 Sound Anniversary show, 13 August 2018 at House of Blues Boston. All photos on 35mm film, Ilford HP5 400 shot at 1600 and developed by Northeast Photographic.
I saw Brian Fallon perform three times this year (once with The Gaslight Anthem, twice solo). Most of my friends know that The Gaslight Anthem is my favorite band, Brian Fallon being one of my favorite musicians, but no one really knows that their music literally saved my life last year. I don’t say that dramatically or even as the cliche that it sounds. I went four months without listening to any music, save a couple songs once or twice. Those songs were Gaslight Anthem songs, and Get Hurt was the first album I listened to when I was ready. Seeing them play live for the first time in a few years, after what felt like the longest winter of my life, was incredibly healing. From being able to literally feel the music, to singing an extra chorus in time with the crowd. A thousand thank you’s to the best band ever.