There’s a few myths about concert photographers. We generally don’t get to follow the bands on tour, we don’t get backstage and hang around with them all day, and we’re never invited to any of the parties. Hell, if I had the option I’d probably have to say “No thanks, I’ve got IPTC tags and keywords to fill in.”
Rock and roll.
And there’s the other thing. Gig-goers, have you ever noticed that everybody apart from the bouncers tend to bugger off after about three songs? Ah, yes – that’s the three song rule in action right there.
Tonight, the three song rule proved a little annoying, since Medals, Model Aeroplanes and Twin Atlantic all started getting very interesting about then. Better lighting, more interesting movement, a much greater energy… It’s just a shame I’m not allowed to capture it.
Never mind, we had great sets all round though – as per usual at the Ironworks. Twin Atlantic (or rather what I saw of them) got the place absolutely bouncing, even if they did cheat a bit by blasting Bohemian Rhapsody before they came on stage. Cheeky.
Medals were particularly interesting though. I’ve been a bit of a Sucioperro fan since I saw them a few years back, so with the same frontman in both bands I expected something quite similar but actually, what we landed up with is a much more – dare I say it? – pop-rock sound from them. I didn’t get a decent listen since my decent earplugs went missing, but I think I know what’s on the playlist tonight…
Pictures from tonight after the break: