This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "On the Road with The Fray" by community member charliewagers. Charlie had backstage access as the rock band toured the US and he got to chill with them backstage during downtime. Check out his Diana F+ photos here!
“My good friend Dave is the lead guitarist for the band, The Fray. Whenever they tour through my part of the country, I get to spend some time with them, and have gotten to know everyone on their production crew. I got to hang out with them during their pass through Michigan and Ohio and, of course, I couldn’t forget my favorite documentation tool: the *Diana F+*!
We picked this article because it’s not often you get to play table tennis or lakeside golf with a Grammy-nominated rock band—but Charlie Wagers did and he has the dreamy Diana F+ photos to prove it! Concert security can be pretty strict and they generally take an aversion to people taking photos of artists unless they have a tag that says they’re “official.” Lucky Charlie’s good friends with The Fray’s lead guitarist, David Welsh, and he was able to snap some cool behind-the-scenes medium-format photos to share with us!
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