It's not often where you are literally at the feet of a rock 'n' roll legend. What can be said about him that already hasn't been said before? He's Iggy Pop and you're not.
He gave the day at least some creditability. He openly mocked the idea of a corporate sponsored day of indie rock with a mainstream headliner. "I need more than commercial America. I need soul."
The man is a force of nature. He knows who he is and he knows how people respond to him. When he's not shaking his leathery body around stage, he's pointing out individuals in the crowd, even the ones standing in the seated section. Just by pointing to people and screaming "I wanna be your dog" probably made some fan's year.
As he usually does, he encourages everyone to rush the stage, which at this occasion was not too successful. He maybe got 15-20 people to jump over security. Fitting, isn't it? The females he got on stage looked like the pledges from the fat sorority that every campus has. I was looking on and saw security freaking out because people were jumping over the railing into the General Admission area from the seated area. I didn't know whether to watch Iggy or watch a guy who makes $8 an hour tackle a 200 lb. dude.
Pop said something at the end that was so simple and so true, "Be yourself, because nobody gives a shit." That's brilliant advice.
As an amateur concert photographer, having Iggy Pop as a subject is wild. Although, he has very spare stage lighting and so 95% of my shots were crap due to lack of available light. Nuts.