BOT Year In Review: Café Con Leche’s Favorite Photos 2010

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This was my first year with BOT. After an awesome show at the end of March, HashBrowns invited me to write a review and post a couple of the photos I took that night. I was already telling everyone that came close to me about the show, so I decided to write it out and share it with everybody else who cared to read it. That was my first step as Café Con Leche, and from there, it’s just gotten better.

I didn’t cover as many shows as Eggs or HashBrowns, but my number of photos reached the thousands (I published over 1200 on my flickr, and those are just the ones that made the cut. I probably took around 8,000 shots.)

I covered shows in Fayetteville, Little Rock and at Wakarusa in Ozark, AR. But I also traveled a little and covered shows in Tulsa, OK; Kansas City, MO; Dallas, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. One of my most awaited shows was the Jack Johnson concert in Santa Barbara, CA; but I didn’t get a photo pass for it, so I just stood in the front row and sang along every single song.

The best part of this journey has been discovering new sounds, bands and styles that I wouldn’t seek on my own. So here’s to a new year full of music and more awesome photos.

Here are my top 10 photos and a couple of extras. Click the date to view the full review behind each photo, in case you missed it.

BOT Year In Review: Café’s Top Ten Photos of 2010

John Butler Trio ::: House of Blues, Dallas ::: November 19

John Butler Trio @ HOB Dallas
All photos by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

The Constellations ::: Wakarusa ::: June 4

The Constellations @ Wakarusa 2010

Big Head Todd and the Monsters ::: Crossroads KC ::: August 27

Big Head Todd and the Monsters @ Crossroads KC

O.A.R. ::: Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa ::: September 23 (This one also takes the sexiest photo of the year!)

O.A.R. @ Cain's Ballroom

John Mayer ::: BOK Center, Tulsa ::: September 3

John Mayer @ BOK Center

Michael Franti & Spearhead ::: The Village, Little Rock ::: October 1

Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village

G. Love & Special Sauce ::: George’s Majestic Lounge ::: March 31

G. Love

State Radio ::: Wakarusa ::: June 6

State Radio @ Wakarusa 2010

Slightly Stoopid ::: Wakarusa ::: June 5

Slightly Stoopid @ Wakarusa 2010

Andy Frasco ::: George’s Majestic Lounge ::: July 11

Andy Frasco @ George's

And some special mentions…

Wakarusa :: The Sea of tents behind the welcome sign

Welcome to Wakarusa

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad @ Wakarusa :: Greatest facial expression caught

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad @ Wakarusa 2010

Big Head Todd and the Monsters @ Crossroads KC :: Happiest dude on stage

Big Head Todd and the Monsters @ Crossroads KC 

Todd Snider @ Wakarusa :: Hottest performance, the most sweat I’ve seen on a guitar– ever

Todd Snider @ Wakarusa 2010

Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village, Little Rock :: Favorite ambience shot

Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village