Gateway Park Des Moines, Iowa (July 5-6-2013) During our coverage of 80/35 2013 I captured images of a few of the many photographers that were documenting Iowa’s premiere festival.  Yes our own Paul Adams is featured.  He shot about every band at the festival. Photographers from various area publications, music blogs and the bands’ photographers were in the pit(s), the crowd and roaming the festival grounds.  I have covered several festivals and after 2 days you get to know others who have spent their time running from stage to stage. The main stage drew the most action, especially David Byrne & St. Vincent and Wu-Tang Clan. Being in the pit looks glamorous but in reality it is crowded with everyone attempting to get that perfect shot. Wu-Tang Clan even added an element of surprise for photographers in the pit by  showering us with champagne and water during the first song. No photos of the shower available.

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George Burrows' fascination with live music began in the 60's. He saw Cream on October 14, 1968, at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, One year later Burrows attended The Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. He witnessed The Jimi Hendrix Experience's final gig on June 29, 1969. His list of artists included many who have shaped music for decades. Around 1993 Burrows become friends/colleagues with people in the music industry. He had developed an impressive networking resume which he used it to his advantage and began a concert photography website. He worked for free through multiple live music websites designed to promote live music and the often struggling artists and venues. His shoot for no pay was an obstacle with other photographers. Burrows’ sole purpose for LGS was for the art, not monetary means. He lived in the music environment and soon developed name recognition. After the loss of his brother, a professional drummer, in 2014, he became serious about becoming a drummer. Burrows began drum lessons. The LGS website, contributors and his studies did not match. In 2016 he was about to pull the plug on LGS and embrace drumming. After a chance consultation with one of the most highly regarded session drummers and programmers today he got his answer. Start a website featuring only drummers. With help, he launched Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.