Indypendence Concert 2014 with Dirty Heads

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 4, 2014) – I promised that today I would deliver some Dirty Heads, and I am more than happy to oblige Today for your viewing pleasure I bring you a little bit more of Indypendence Day Concert 2014 in downtown Indianapolis. I will have to admit that Dirty Heads was definitely what brought me out before the fireworks on that warm summer day. They are one of my favorite bands, so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out that it was permitted to bring professional cameras into the concert area. I knew I would already be in a good position to get some shots because I had tickets that would put me in front of the stage.

The concert was, of course, even better than I had expected. Dirty Heads always deliver a spectacular performance and their fans are unlike any others. The positive energy radiating from the stage and the audience on that day could have lit up all of Las Vegas. It was beautiful. They played all of their popular hits as well as some fan favorites, but the best part of the performance in my opinion was the emergence of some songs from their new album, Sound of Change.

The beautiful vibe from the newer songs definitely energized the crowd as much as they did for me. Sound of Change broadens the musical horizon for Dirty Heads and showcases the spectacular talents otherwise unexposed for this motley group of men. I hope my photos bring to you the beautiful joy and love I experienced on that wonderful Fourth of July. Now without further adieu may I present to you my beautiful experience watching Dirty Heads…

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Photo and video footage shot for Photographic Melodie by Melodie Yvonne Ramey. Shot with Nikon D800E
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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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