True Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin are identical twins, so I can't tell from my photos who is whom. I feel bad about that, so any help with putting the right name to the right face would be the sweetest thing! Alex Farris
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2014.05.12
I've neglected to post an entry since the Little 500, and while this hasn't been my longest drought, it does come with the best reason so far: finals. Four science classes tend to swallow up most of a student's time, but now that my spring-semester classes are over, I can finally post a bit more frequently.

I got five assignments between May 2 and May 10, including four in as many days. Along with National Train Day celebrations at Union Station on Saturday, I covered four concerts: Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls, Nickel Creek, John Legend, and Tegan and Sara. The concerts were four unique experiences: Amy Ray was at Radio Radio, meaning I was among the crowd; Nickel Creek had me shoot from the wings at Old National Centre about ten rows back; John Legend had me shoot from waaaay back at the Old National Centre soundboard; and Tegan and Sara were the best, allowing photographers to shoot from the pit in the Centre's Egyptian Room. The train photos got onto the local front on Sunday, thanks to the enthusiasm so refreshingly typical of five-year-olds, so that's another noteworthy appearance of my photos in the Star's dead-tree edition.

All my procrastination in posting blog entries, both throughout the semester and in the past two weeks, seems to have paid off. I'm still waiting on official word on what looks like an A- in my second general chemistry lab, but I have straight A's (all vowels, no dashes!) in second-semester physics, second-semester biology, and first-semester organic chemistry lecture. An A in that last class, historically the bane of most pre-med students, is by itself an accomplishment worthy of a run up the steps of the Indiana War Memorial with the Rocky theme running through my head.

...That's a great idea. I'll be right back.

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The Honeycutters thanks the audience after opening for Amy Ray at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Friday, May 2, 2014. The Honeycutters thanks the audience after opening for Amy Ray at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Friday, May 2, 2014. Alex Farris
Kerry Brooks plays bass during Amy Ray\'s show at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Friday, May 2, 2014. Kerry Brooks plays bass during Amy Ray's show at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Friday, May 2, 2014. Alex Farris
Amy Ray, a member of folk duo The Indigo Girls, performs at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Friday, May 2, 2014. Amy Ray, a member of folk duo The Indigo Girls, performs at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Friday, May 2, 2014. Alex Farris
Amy Ray, a member of the folk duo The Indigo Girls, signs autographs after her show at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Amy Ray, a member of the folk duo The Indigo Girls, signs autographs after her show at Radio Radio in Fountain Square, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Alex Farris
Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek plays the fiddle at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek plays the fiddle at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Alex Farris
Chris Thile of Nickel Creek plays the mandolin at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Chris Thile of Nickel Creek plays the mandolin at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Alex Farris
Nickel Creek performs at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Nickel Creek performs at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Alex Farris
Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek plays the guitar at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek plays the guitar at Old National Centre, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Alex Farris
John Legend performs at Old National Centre, Friday, May 9, 2014. John Legend performs at Old National Centre, Friday, May 9, 2014. Alex Farris
John Legend makes a face during his concert at Old National Centre, Friday, May 9, 2014. John Legend makes a face during his concert at Old National Centre, Friday, May 9, 2014. Alex Farris
Jaiden Ssali, 7, points out a picture of Indianapolis in the Bicentennial Train during National Train Day celebrations at Union Station, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Jaiden Ssali, 7, points out a picture of Indianapolis in the Bicentennial Train during National Train Day celebrations at Union Station, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Paul Biermann, 5, looks out of an Amtrak sleeping car on display during National Train Day celebrations at Union Station, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Paul Biermann, 5, looks out of an Amtrak sleeping car on display during National Train Day celebrations at Union Station, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Jacquelyn Halpern and Jenna Cook check out a cardboard cutout of Tegan and Sara before their concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Jacquelyn Halpern and Jenna Cook check out a cardboard cutout of Tegan and Sara before their concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Jen Payne (\ Jen Payne ("Cute Courtney") of The Courtneys performs before Tegan and Sara's concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Audience members listen to The Courtneys perform before Tegan and Sara\'s concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Audience members listen to The Courtneys perform before Tegan and Sara's concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Lucius performs before Tegan and Sara\'s concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Lucius performs before Tegan and Sara's concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Lucius performs before Tegan and Sara\'s concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Lucius performs before Tegan and Sara's concert at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin are identical twins, so I can't tell from my photos who is whom. I feel bad about that, so any help with putting the right names to the right faces would be the sweetest thing! Alex Farris
Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris
Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Tegan and Sara perform at Old National Centre, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alex Farris

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