Hanging Out with Bobby Sessions (and Presenting at an Awards Show)

They had my face huge on the screen. "Once the drag queen comes out of the cake, you're up." I nodded to my editor and a fellow Dallas Observer writer and I walked onstage, envelops in hand. The Canton Theater was full of local artists and Dallas music enthusiasts. All eyes were on me as I…

Red Carpet with Shawn Mendez, Calvin Harris, NF, and more

There's no guidebook for this job. As great as it is, it's solely a process of trial and error. No one walks you through, "here's what to do and what not to do on a red carpet." I was sent to cover the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2018 featuring Calvin Harris, Shawn Mendez, Bazzi, Bebe…

DSM Gala: Kinda Awkward, Yet Kinda Epic

After getting to interview Jane Lynch for the Dallas Observer, Dallas Summer Musicals offered me two tickets to DSM Best of Broadway Gala, which she was hosting. Knowing the show would also feature Matthew Morrison (Mr. Scheuster on Glee) and Shoshana Bean (the first woman who dared to fill Idina Menzel's shoes as Elphaba in Wicked, was in…

My First Time as an Official Concert Photographer

I had never been so nervous to go to a concert. Last week, when I covered the Troye Sivan show, I was very confused about this whole concert photography thing. How does it even work? My first attempt at this was during the Haim concert. The Southside Ballroom staff was super nice and gave me…