Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

Perhaps you saw my photos from the Boston Stands with the ACLU benefit show at The Paradise and thought to yourself “That’s unusual. Johnny is usually right up front when he takes pictures, but most of these photos are from the back. Was it crazy crowded and he couldn’t get up front? Was he trying out some new perspectives? Was there something else going on that prevented him from standing in one spot for 6 hours?” Well, I have answers to these imaginary questions you may or may not have asked yourself! Yes, it was sold out! Yes, but only because it was so crazy packed I couldn’t get up front! And yes, because I was also busy taking all of these photos!

Some really wonderful people were involved with putting this show together. The night raised $24,800 for the ACLU. The musical lineup was unbelievable. Seriously. Did that really happen? Jokes were told. Songs were sung. My head is still spinning. I’m going to take a nap. Right after I leave these here…

  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
  • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this amazing night:

Ken Reid
Bill Janovitz
The Gravel Pit
The Sheila Divine
Evan Dando
Belly
Juliana Hatfield
Nada Surf