2016 Nashville Beer Festival Critical Mass Toast
Thousands of beer enthusiasts attended this massive, fully-catered party at Nashville Tennessee’s Music City Hall of Fame on Gay Street to celebrate one thing: Beer. The Nashville Beer Festival brought more than 150 different beers to the party for the guests to enjoy at their leisure, and coupled with the growing number of other vendor types that attended, the people had no difficulty enjoying an entire evening of drinking beer, dancing, socializing and snacking for the cost of a single ticket. Included with the overwhelming availability of various beer flavors, was over 50 different wines, more than a dozen spirits and ciders, and lots of snack and food vendors. The Nashville Beer Festival is one of Nashville’s “Things to do”.
From the crowd of more than 3,000 guests spread all over the venue, this small “Critical-Mass” group gathered together to celebrate the evening with a group toast that was emceed by Avista Media’s own Charles “ZaqHydN” Shaffer, and assisted with the Avista Media event photography team. The image took Charles and his team approximately 5 minutes to achieve and amplified the evening by each glass that was raised.
Charles Shaffer was a professional audio engineer for more than 12 years, spending the next 10 years becoming known as a “Production Swiss-Army knife” in the event production industry. Photography entered his life at the age of 16, when his mother bought him his first camera. From 35mm Film to the megapixel era, Charles has developed a trademarked style that is employed in his personal photography brand, “HYdNiMAGES”. The types of photography Charles is trained and experienced with covers almost every style of photography that is available. The list includes Modeling photography, Corporate and Professional photography, Property and Estate photography, Wedding and Event photography, Motorsports photography, Product and Macro photography. Charles also provides other professionally creative services through his Creative Services Company, Avista Media, which features the collaboration of creative professional teams to bring event production, graphics design and other creative media services to the professional market.