A Unique Perspective On Concert Photography From A Blind Music Fan, Ahmad Zaghal

JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:00 am Concert tickets to be given away By John Walblay TulsaWorld.com | 0comments Sammy Hagar The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar is headed to Oklahoma, and we have your chance to win tickets and a free night’s stay at the new Grand Casino Hotel and Resort just east of the Oklahoma City metro on Oct. 19. Just like one of our new Facebook community pages by following a link at facebook.com/tulsaworld or facebook.com/tulsaworld scene, leaving a comment on the community page and sharing it with your friends. Those community pages cover Bartlesville, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs and Sapulpa. To find the community Facebook page, search the name of the town followed by “World.com” You can see news from these communities at tulsaworld.com/communities The show will be on the Grand Casino’s outdoor stage. The hotel stay is in the casino’s brand new 14-story hotel tower, which opened in July. Get tickets at grandshawnee.com George Strait George Strait is headed to the BOK Center in April for his “Cowboy Rides Away” farewell tour. Tickets to the George Strait concert scheduled for April 19 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at bokcenter.com To win tickets before they go on sale, just like facebook.com/tulsaworldscene or facebook.com/tulsaworld , leave us a comment about why you want to see this famous cowboy in concert and share the George Strait post with friends. Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman, the world’s best-selling soprano, stops at the BOK Center on Sunday. Tickets are on sale at bokcenter.com For a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to this show, like facebook.com/tulsaworldscene or facebook.com/tulsaworld , leave a comment on the Sarah Brightman post and share it with friends. Patty Griffin Patty Griffin is headed to Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., for a much-anticipated show.

Ahmad Zaghal digs for the iPhone in his pocket and shouts between the power chords: Am I facing the right way? Hes half-joking. Because hes blind. But hes half-serious. Because hes on Instagram, the photo-sharing social-media service that has among other things helped turn every concertgoer into a concert photographer, including Zaghal. This is what happens when someone who cant see a thing decides to shoot concert pics, hes written on his profile page . Captions only indicate what I think Im shooting. Last time Zaghal was here at the Rocketship a group house in 16th Street Heights where underground rock bands make urgent noise on a cold basement floor he thought he was shooting local punk quartet Priests. Instead, Zaghal went home with some blurry snaps of the pipes and paneling. I thought there was some kind of stage here, he says. But my friends are pretty honest. Theyll tell me, Oh, you got a bunch of pictures of the ceiling. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas When his subjects dont elude the frame entirely, theyre often truncated, decapitated or abstracted into blurry smears of pixels. The least successful images become the most successful. Which is beautiful. And hilarious.