21 April 2010 – Tonight I photographed the guys from Idlewild playing at The Forum in Kentish town and it was a rocker.
These guys have been around for a while and it was the first time that I would be working with and seeing them live and they were really tight and entertaining and resembled a few of the good qualities (for me at least) of REM.
The show was great, sound was great and people were loving it but for some reason it seems as though the lighting guys have forgotten what they are doing. When did ALL red and ALL blue become cool. I don’t get it and was one of the few photographers who never packed up and called it quits. I think pitch black darkness would be more fun to work with than the crap red lights at full power. Crazy. Its a real pity because the guitarist has such a cool stage presence and I would have loved to have captured it better. Honestly, I never studied stage lighting or have ever worked in the field but am sure that it makes sense to actually look at the stage to see what works. This is me bitching ….. Hahaha
Anyway, make sure to check these guys out.