I was not surprised, he was pretty amazing. His band's light set up was pretty great too, allowing me to get some good shots.
I learned this night to shoot on my manual setting. It was scary, but it worked. It also started to sprinkle a bit and I was scared of ruining my camera so early on in my career. Everything ended up working for the best, and out of the 700 photos I took of this band that night, I came out with a few that made all my hard work worth it.
As I Lay Dying is currently writing a new album right here in San Diego, and it will probably be their biggest album to date.