ROCKTIME PRESENTS
THREE DOORS DOWN
RENO HILTON AMPHITHEATRE
RENO, NV.
9/12/03
         No f*^&%ing way, what a night! It's not often us photographers get treated like royalty. This was definitely one of those nights, I showed up late as usual, and was totally bummed to find out that I already missed a great act, sorry folks, there are no pictures of Seether. I was just in time to rush to the stage slip into the pit and take some pictures of Our Lady Peace, the second band of the night. We were escorted out and it seemed like they didn't want us in there. What a show, the action was just under way and I slipped backstage again and ducked into the catering tent to see what was on the menu. I grabbed a piece of salmon, my favorite! Oh, what a great garlic lemon sauce, and then there was the baby back ribs, and a killer salad to top it all off. The SF Giants were on top 4 zip on the tv backstage. I was macking on the killer grub, and watching the game and listening to live music. I thought I was in heaven, you really couldn't ask for more. The night had barely kicked off yet, and I was felling all right. After a modest meal it was past time to scope out the logistics of backstage. It was really nice of these handy staffers to label the trailers with band logos, making it really easy to see where the real big stars were.

                I saw a couple of people come out of the right trailer, guitars in hand. I think it was Chris Henderson and a guitar tech, they headed up the backstage ramp. I checked out their route very closely and then headed to the front of the stage. I knew the band would come out way before the other photographers got there. That's why I slipped back there early, the dinner and the game were a total bonus. I was shooting for a full minute before the crowd of photographers got there. The lighting was horrible, forcing me to run back and forth across the pit. There were dividers every eight feet forcing me to hurdle them with all my gear. It was more then a job it was adventure. I tore up the back of my leg and just kept shooting, I didn't even notice until after the shoot. When I say the lighting was horrible, it's not a put down, it just means the lighting was not conducive for taking photographs. The light on Brad and Dan was great the whole time, but to get decent shots of the rest of the band you really had to earn your keep. There was certainly just barely enough to pull it off, but you had to be scanning the whole stage for those rare moments of good solid light that lasted longer than two seconds. Three songs were over, in fact, I think they went into a jam and we should have been able to stay until the next song. I never argue with the security, it will get you nowhere fast.

                  We were asked to leave with our gear, and I was about to head out to the car to stash my camera gear when I figured out that one of the photographers was getting permission to leave his gear backstage. So, I was like, yeah, I want to put my gear backstage. I needed to get back in  there to talk to the band after the show. So, we stowed our gear and were escorted out of the backstage area. The trick is to know when and how to use the pass you already have. Security guards change, and you're in there. The show totally rocked, a complete set list is below. My thanks to Randy the sound tech for his help to fill in the blanks for song #1 and song # 6. The set list was shortened due to technical difficulties, apparently Brad was not able to hear himself in the ear monitor. According to sources close to the band, "that has been a problem for this whole tour." The last few show also may have been cut short because of injuries and endless touring burn out. The lines are wearing thin and the levee's gonna break. Brad Arnold suffered a broken hand on stage in Salt Lake City Utah, in fact it happened the same day I did an interview with Todd Harrell, bass player for Three Doors Down. The highlights of the show were definitely "When I'm Gone" and a particular favorite of mine from the new album "Running Out Of Days." I'm a thirty year old with a three year old daughter and I can relate to the lyrics to this song, they strike a chord deep down inside. They played a brand new song that was written on this tour and is only a couple of months old. It was really funky and had a fantastic groove to it, watch out for a new single titled, "It's Not Me."

            Three Doors Down sounded phenomenal and I would have never known that there were technical problems with the equipment, Brad sounded great. He played the whole show with his hand wrapped in a removable somewhat flexible hand cast with a thumb splint. I got all the dirt backstage after the show. I went to get my gear backstage and the girl said, "That pass is no good anymore." I knew what she was going to say already, I explained very nicely that my gear was in that office right over there and I pointed my finger. I knew if I timed it right I could grab my gear and catch Todd coming down the ramp after the show. I grabbed my pack and the girl motioned for me to come out, but I was just far enough away that she couldn't really hear what I was saying as I said, "I've got to talk to Todd." I just kept walking and didn't look back. Todd came down without a security guard right after Brad came down flanked by his security. I introduced myself as the guy who did an interview with him last week and he immediately said, "Let's go sit down." The rest is history folks, I spent the rest of night, kicking it in the backstage trailer drinking beers. After that we went out to the tour bus and totally partied with the rest of the band. It was an unreal evening, don't miss Three Doors Down at a venue near you. They are a world class band and their first two albums are top notch. Thanks for reading and we'll see y'all at the shows.
                                                                  NICK RUNNING
 


PLUS
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH
TODD HARRELL
OF 3 DOORS DOWN



 


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SET LIST


 



 

1. DUCK AND RUN
2. THE BETTER LIFE
3. THE ROAD I'M ON
4. KRYPTONITE
5. AWAY FROM THE SUN
6. NOT ENOUGH
7. BE LIKE THAT
8. RUNNING OUT OF DAYS
9. HERE WITHOUT YOU
10. IT'S NOT ME
11. DRUM SOLO (DANIEL ADAIR)
12. WHEN I'M GONE
ENCORE
13. I'M A LOSER
BRIDGE
> I'M A LOSER


MORE PHOTOS
STILL TO COME!!
VISIT AGAIN SOON!

 
 SCORPIONS AND WHITESNAKE
 AUDIOSLAVE
 DEREK TRUCKS BAND
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
COUNTING CROWS
DEF LEPPARD
CHER
THE OTHER ONES
AEROSMITH
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
PAUL McCARTNEY
SANTANA
SHERYL CROW
TESLA
JAY-Z AND 311
OZZFEST 
2000
OZZFEST 2001
OZZFEST 2002
DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2
THE WHO
JACKSON
BROWNE
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE
MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
MIDNIGHT OIL
MT. AIRE 2002
BIG HEAD TODD
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
BUSH AND DEFAULT
INCUBUS
BLUES TRAVELER
LINKIN PARK IN
LAS VEGAS
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE
LINKIN PARK & P.O.D.
CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 
NYE 2001-2002
FUEL & SALIVA
AEROSMITH 2002
STEVIE NICKS
THE
BLACK CROWES
AEROSMITH 2001
BLINK 182
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
 OZZFEST 2001
BAD COMPANY
LINKIN PARK
 OZZFEST 2000
MARILYN
MANSON
MEGADETH
TED NUGENT
AND TESLA
THE OTHER
ONES
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
 THE
COUNTING
CROWS AND
LIVE
THIRD EYE BLIND
      SUMMER
    TOUR 2000
YES
THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000
THE B.B. KING
  BLUES FEST
2000
THE B-52'S
AND THE
GO-GO'S
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
JOE WALSH
2000
  ELTON JOHN
2000
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG
REUNION TOUR 2000
NYE
1999-2000
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
THE EAGLES
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
LAS VEGAS
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TOM PETTY
  HOLLYWOOD
BOWL
PEARL JAM
 HALLOWEEN
WIDESPREAD
PANIC
BONNIE
RAITT
'99
BONNIE
RAITT
'98
METALLICA
H.O.R.D.E.
'98
THE
B-52's
FURTHUR
'98
VAN
HALEN
 311
JERRY
CANTRELL
   BARENAKED
LADIES
COUNTING
CROWS


 


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