Fool's Gold Records took over a parking lot next to LA's Shrine Auditorium on November 10 to throw "Day Off": a celebration of the label in honor of their fans. While there were no special guests or surprises, the lineup was stacked with the likes of A-Trak, Danny Brown and Kill The Noise playing solid sets for 7,000 devotees. It was completely free and completely ridiculous.
Instead of taking a fancy SLR camera with five detachable lenses and zoom, I thought it would be interesting to shoot the whole day on a couple of disposable cameras and see what happened. Let me tell you, from security to other press folk to the raver kids in the front row, I got some very skeptical and curious looks.
The results were mixed. Having only 54 exposures, I had to be very selective about whom and what I photographed. On the plus side, I ended up with some great candids with an effect that's just not possible on a digital. However, disposables are pretty temperamental, so after processing, I only had about 15 or so usable photos.