Live Concert Photography: Action Bronson with Darnell Williams and Blimes and Gifted Gab at House of Vans 6/14/18

Live Concert Photography: Action Bronson with Darnell Williams and B.A.G. (a.k.a Blimes and Gifted Gab) at House of Vans 6/14/18

I’ve been adhering to social distancing guidelines and quarantines as much as humanly possible over the past four months or so. And during that period, I’ve gone out for the occasional walk to get some fresh air, exercise and take photos; to run household errands and get prescriptions for mom; and for my mom’s various medical appointments  as she fights uterine cancer.

Of course, if Ii’m leaving my building for any reason, I cover my face. While it may be a bit inconvenient and occasionally difficult to breath, it helps stop the spread of COVID-19 —  and it’s thoughtful to those around me. There are countless people in my neighborhood, who are my mom’s age or older, who are going through a variety of health issues and putting on some kind of covering, ensures that maybe they might survive this. Plus, I know and love people who are immune compromised. So if you’re out and about: PUT ON A FUCKING COVERING, YOU IDIOTS!

Unsurprisingly, over the course of this site’s ten year history, I’ve managed to compile and develop a deep archive of unedited photos. As I’ve mentioned throughout this site’s history, much of my work with JOVM has coincided with working full-time, corporate jobs in book publishing as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor. And if you add commuting back and forth to work and shows, listening to and writing about music, editing photos, going through my correspondence and even occasionally having a romantic and social life to my day, there sometimes just wasn’t enough time in my day to sleep or daydream or just do anything else.

Sadly, much of this work going through photos has managed to be an uncomfortable reminder of the some of the things I’ve loved so much — and won’t get back for the foreseeable future, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fucking idiots, who won’t put something on their goddamn faces. So one more time, in case you didn’t understand: PUT SOMETHING OVER YOUR FUCKING FACE WHEN YOU GO OUTSIDE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19!

Back in June 2018, Action Bronson headlined the opening night of House of Vans’ last season. During the venue’s last summer season, each night was curated by its headliner — and the opening night featured Darnell Williams and Blimes Brixton and Gifted Gab. Check out photos from the show below.

Action Bronson

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Blimes and Gifted Gab

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