The Libertines @ Manchester Arena

Caught the second date of the UK tour - along with every other music photographer north of Stoke, it would seem.

This was a tough night - a fairly narrow pit made extra tricky with a somewhat busy list of over 20 photographers. I got down early to catch buzz-band Blossoms supporting who sounded great, but the ever-challenging Manchester Arena support lighting made it a bit of a wasted exercise.

Having caught The Libertines a couple of times last summer, I was hoping to use this show as an opportunity to get something a bit different. However the busy pit made spot-picking a luxury, so the show became more of a battle than an opportunity. On the plus side, I managed to avoid getting showered in Tuborg/piss, which is more that can be said for some of the other guys in the pit.

Given the tough shooting conditions, I was happy with the shots I came away with - I managed to get into the middle of the pit fairly early on to nail the shots of Pete and Carl, including the obligatory "sharing a mic" shot.

The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016
The LibertinesManchester Arena, Jan 2016

 

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