Well, it finally happened. Ratner’s arena opened with a lot of fanfare and a week of Jay-Z concerts.
Besides stills, I also shot some brief video segments at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes State Park with my new Nikon D800E. I didn’t have a tripod with me, so the framing is a bit shakey, but pretty good considering how briskly the wind was blowing. I edited in iMovie and slowed down the blowing sand by 50%. The music is Yo La Tengo’s Tears Are in Your Eyes. Click the image to play the video in a popup.
Less than 3 weeks until this giant 18,000 seat stadium opens down the street. Nets part-owner Jay-Z will play the opening concert on September 28.Though OWS is pissed at Jay-Z for many reasons, he is not even in the 1% of ownership of the Nets (<1% compared with Russian billionaire Prokhorov’s 80%).