Nice pictures. Number one is the better one. I like the direct eye contact in number two, but the microphone covering the mouth takes away from it. Try to maneuver to a position where the microphone isn't covering the mouth.
Thanks Gordon and Walter. I hadn't seen her perform for quite a while. Unfortunately I had worked late and her performance started early. My daughter and I only got to see about 45 minutes. Being late also meant no good spots for photos. All the close tables were taken. I had to sneak in, shoot, and sneak out before people complained. Hopefully I will make it to her next show on time.