About This BlogI post a couple of photos when I go to shoot shows here, and then again, sometimes I don't. Sometimes, Mr. or Miss Artist chooses to step on the stage late, inebriated, surrounded by half of Scotland's yearly production of fog, and lit from the back. In blue. There is no amount of awesomeness (and I have metric shittonnes of it when it comes to taking photos of concerts) that can make something like that look good on a photo. In situations like these, I don't even bother to lift my camera. So, even though you may have seen me in the pit at some show doesn't mean it's gonna show up here. No need to flood the net with more bad photos, really.
Notoriously pacifist (and vegan-cookie-cooking) band AntiFlag, whose logo consists of a couple of AK-47s forming a star and whose backdrop was an upside-down American flag, opened the show for Billy Talent. If it weren’t for the vegan cookies you can cook with them at meet-and-greets, I’d think they’re being sarcastic. A pacifist who has AK-47s in their logo? Well the audience seemed to like it. I hadn’t know that they make studded belts for 12-year-olds, now I do ;-)
The sound wasn’t too bad, though it seemed their bass player, Chris #2, had some problems with his instrument and was at times limited to shouting into the mike. I noticed when I half leaned onto his monitor to get a shot, then he got his instrument back and started to play. Once again, I was glad for my earplugs…
Up next: The show’s headliners, Billy Talent!