SPIN photog Ian Witlen shares the stories behind some of his best recent Miami-area concert shots.
"I wasn't expecting their show to be as energetic as I'd remembered from a few years ago," says SPIN's Miami-based photographer Ian Witlen of the pop-punk Canucks' set at the 2,600-seat venue. "A one point, Derrick Whibley plays guitar holding his pick in his teeth, but their tour manager wouldn't let me shoot that."
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