The key to successful images at any concert, big or small, is preparation. Things can go wrong that you may never expect. In fact, it's not out of the question that you show up to the venue with all your gear only to find out that there was a problem with your press pass and you don't even make it inside. Luckily, that wasn't the case on Friday. Before leaving for the show, Sound + Vision editor-in-chief Mike Mettler took some time to brief me on the layout of the concert. Paul McCarntey would be playing on a stage set up in center field, with about 50 rows of floor seats directly in front of him. The photo pit was set up right around second base behind all of the expensive seats. Having shot plenty of baseball games in the past, I knew second base to centerfield was going to be a pretty long distance, so I packed the new Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO, a monopod and a Nikon D3s body with more than enough memory cards for the three songs I would be allocated to shoot (more on that later). Also, for good measure, I packed my trusty Nikon D300, an older Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 lens, and a Nikon 24mm f/2.8 D lens (just in case were allowed to shoot from closer).