It was so sureal to go back to the legendary Shire Auditorium. I had been going there for years when I was a kid. The hall was the home to the American Music Awards and I had photographed Michael, Madonna, Prince and a host of others there. One evening at the AMA party, I took a photo of Aretha Franklin holding up her shoes right before she sat down for the dinner.
This time I returned to The Shrine with Nick, Julia and Jacob of Sunflower Bean. I took some photos and afterwards we had a lovely lunch backstage.