Y'all would rather look at the crazy costumes in the crowd at a concert than the acts onstage, and we have the data to prove it. That being said, there is still something gorgeous and magical about an image of a musician lost in the moment, caught in a spotlight, diving into the audience… or humping a gold car. We shot dozens of gigs in 2014, from pop stars to music festivals to punk shows, in arenas and in bars.
So, we looked through the archive for our favorite concert pictures and festival people of the year. Check out Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Schoolboy Q and more, before they hit it really big. Plus, see fans covered in mud, streamers and neon light.
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