2016 Year in Review Staff Picks- Dawn Hamilton

Everyday we will be posting a year end survey submitted by team members, they appear unedited with contributors told to interpret questions how ever they see fit. -Dakota, Music Editor

How long have you been with Live in Limbo and what do you do for the site? 

2.25 years – Digital Producer /Photographer/Interviewer/Reviewer

What were your three favourite albums of 2016? 

SIXX AM “Prayers For The Damned”

Alter Bridge “The Last Hero”

What were your three favourite songs of 2016? 

Don’t Care Anymore – HellYeah

Ready To Roll – The Wild

Automatic – Never Say Die

How many concerts and/or festivals did you go to in 2016? 

Don’t know how many concerts in total but I shot 273 bands and did 52 interviews plus 23 reviews

What were your three favourite concerts of the year? 

Generation Axe

Five Finger Death Punch

Hollywood Vampires


What was your favourite festival you attended of the year? 

Monsters of Rock Cruise


What festival had the best lineup (regardless if you attended or not)? 

Sweden Rock Festival

What/who was the biggest musical disappointment (live or album) for you? 

All the concerts that I attended with no front lighting to be found.  Nothing but shadows on the stage.  This seems to be a growing trend and I will be very happy when it is over.  I want to hear and see the bands.

In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?  

All the musicians lost this year #2016TheYearMusicDied

Gord Downie cancer announcement

What band did you see live for the first time that really impressed you? 

Five Finger Death Punch

What was your favourite new musical discovery of 2016? 


Saint Asonia (new to me in 2016)

Never Say Die

Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year? 

Black Sabbath


Who should we be looking out for in 2017? 

Imagine Dragons

The Wild

The Lazy’s

Who’s going to be headlining (or at least playing) all the 2017 festivals? 

Billy Talent

What was your favourite review or photo set you did for LiL this year?

Favourite interview: Halestorm and The Wild

Favourite review: Five Finger Death Punch

Favourite photo set: The Wild

Is there anything else you want to say about 2016 or predict about 2017?

I have been amazed with the talent that is out there and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to bring!


About author

Concert Photographer at Live In Limbo. Started concert photography due to the fact that I love music but do not have a musical note in my body, so this is the next best thing as far as I am concerned. I love the energy rush you get coming off the stage from the performers. I am a hardcore animal fanatic and will go out of my way to help them. My nickname is Miniwheats which was given to me years ago and most people do not know my real name. Twitter @minismemories