Rob Coons Photo—Negative Approach Crowd Surfer

Rob Coons Photo Column—Negative Approach Crowd Surfer

Jul 23, 2022

If you have ever seen Negative Approach, you know that when the first notes kick off on songs like “Can’t Tell No One,” the audience basically goes off like a bomb and it immediately turns into a swirling and screaming mass of humans! This photo was shot at their recent gig at the Elbo Room Jack London in Oakland, which is about the size of a few postage stamps. And, frankly, it’s the perfect place to see a band like Negative Approach. Seeing bands like Negative Approach in small clubs like this is the equivalent of putting a bucket over an M-80. Boom!