|This was the front row, center stage.|
Friday, October 8, 2010
Janis Ian at McCain Auditorium
Tonight I had the privilege of photographing singer/songwriter Janis Ian. The 59-year-old Grammy Award winner took the McCain Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. I must admit, before the McCain Performance Series schedule came out I had never heard of Janis Ian. But after seeing her tonight, I am a fan. Unfortunately, a very small crowd showed up to the auditorium to see the show. The first two rows were entirely empty! And if that were not enough, Ian took the stage only to find out that her microphone was not working. The first song that she performed was completely without a microphone at the front of the stage. The relatively minuscule audience gave her a warm welcome and did the best they could at making it seem like a respectable gathering. It was an interesting experience.