Photo Review: Motionless In White @ The Agora Theatre

By Matt Moser, Moser Photoworks

It’s been a good month. Exciting opportunities have happened to me outside the world of photography. One, I started a new job that not only excels myself as a graphic designer but also allows me to wear multiple hats where I’m working as their official photographer. The one bad incident that took place took place right before this show even opened their doors. Decided to bring my back up camera with my Sigma Art lens for MIW as I know the lighting was going to be shit. So there I am, walking up to the entrance, full line of fans lined up outside waiting to get in the door. My right shoulder dips down as I start to head for the metal detectors. I turn and look to my left and I see my D600 drop to the sidewalk dismembering and destroying the lens mount. Devastated! Now I wait for its return from Nikon for the repair. The lens looked fine, but that too was sent in since part of the mount snapped to the rear of the lens. All I have to say is, “fuck you Black Rapid!” This was the second time I near lost a camera to this POS strap system. I now am tossing the strap and buying a second Peak Design Slide strap where I can have a little more piece of mind.

The last time Motionless In White came to Cleveland was exactly two years ago around this date. Yet again, headlining their tour – The Graveyard Shift Tour with William Control, Miss May I and Amity Affliction as support. The band’s 2017 release of “Graveyard Shift” took front with many hits including “Loud (Fuck It)”, “Necessary Evil”, “Rats”, “570”, “Soft”, and “Eternally Yours” performed on the bill.

Aside from my small mishap, it was another fantastic show at the Agora. The staff did an exceptional job, as usual, catching bodies that came over the barrier. Wished a few things went differently, but the challenges that I faced that night, I put my best foot forward and rolled with the punches. Bring me my next fix!

Motionless In White Setlist
1. Rats
2. Reincarnate
3. Necessary Evil
4. Soft
5. Loud (Fuck It)
6. 570
7.A-M-E-R-I-C-A
8. Sick from the Melt
9. Dead As Fuck
10. Not My Type: Dead As Fuck 2
11.Immaculate Misconception
12. We Only Come Out At Night
13. Voices
14. Queen For Queen
15. Devil’s Night
Encore:
16. Eternally Yours

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