“Thought I’d be better without you, I can’t stop thinking about you, now I’m with someone new.” 💔 (this took ages to make & made me sad asf I hope y’all enjoy it please tag them if you want) @ayleks@trippieredd
Joshua Light Show, Fillmore East Theatre. Photographed by Amalie R Rothschild.
At the Fillmore East, rock music became theatre and the swirling psychedelic light shows that formed the backdrop to the musical performances defined psychedelia in visual terms. The Joshua Light Show, and later, Joe’s Lights, the pioneering light shows that deservedly received separate billing on the Fillmore East marquee, were the best in the business.
Amalie R Rothschild was the photographer in residence at New York City’s Fillmore East Theatre from 1968 to 1971. Many of her photographs feature the incredible psychedelic lightshows for which the Fillmore was renowned. As Amalie reflects, “These light shows were performances in their own right. The people behind the scenes who manipulated film, overhead and slide projectors, colour organs, strobe lights and a wealth of other equipment were just as much performers as the musicians onstage.” –——–——––––—————————————–
A book of Amalie’s Fillmore photographs, ‘Live at the Fillmore East, A Photographic Memoir’, was published in 1999 by Thunder Mouth Press.
Photo and text from snapgalleries.com