For many years I've found myself very much covering acts that may often be described as "Indie" - this hasn't been my intention, but neither has it been a problem. For all intents and purposes, I've just let myself be carried by this music photography lark to see where I'd end up, and it just so happens that the place in question has a red Korg keyboard as a doorbell.
In an attempt to further broaden my horizons, I've made a deliberate effort to apply for passes for acts that you wouldn't associate with the indie genre to give my portfolio a bit more variety. And, if I'm honest, this would also be representative of my own listening habits - cross genre, and eclectic.
I'd shot Fall Out Boy before a couple of times before, with varying levels of success. First time out I was treated to daylight and crowd interaction was at a high, second time out the lighting was tough and the band were wearing balaclavas. I was hoping on this occasion to be somewhere in the middle.
The support for the tour was Professor Green which, to be honest, seemed a little odd. Whether ProGreen is eyeing up a move from urban grime into the Stadium Emo-Rock market I'm unsure, but his set was fun to shoot all the same. Pretty well lit, and the interaction with the crowd meant there were a few opportune postcard moments to capture.
Thankfully FOB were much better lit than last time out, and not a balaclava in sight! Pete did the obligatory crowd interaction that got huge sections of the crowd screaming, and Patrick was as animated as always (when he deviated from the Microphone). Only slight downside was the bands positioning, right at the front of the stage. This made it particularly tough to get a nice wide shot of the full band together, but you can't win em all.
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