Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Arcade Fire

first two no flash. TWO!! The no flash part isn't a problem. I try to avoid flash at gigs anyway. But only 2 songs??? It's hard enough with three songs. When there are no restrictions at all, I like to just watch the first song of a band before even taking any photees. Watch the lights. Watch the way they move on stage. At restricted gigs you can't really do that.. however at 3 songs usually, you have about 15 mins.. At two songs it feels like 15 seconds. If you stay one second longer, you might actually be killed by a bouncer. seriously. This always reminds me of Oxegen a few years ago when ASH (one of my fave bands of all time) let all the press stay for the whole set. It was truly amazing and I got the best.shots.ever. No band has done it since I don't think.. Well here are some photees I managed to take in 15 seconds last night at The Olympia. Crowd was going crazy. singing every word. great vibe. I love Arcade Fire. Even though they only let me shoot them for 2 songs....


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8 comments:

misssarahjunefox said...
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misssarahjunefox said...

beautiful!!

Rojo said...

At least you got to take photos of them! :P


ASH are fantastic like that. Have you heard their new song, Lili? It's on their myspace for free download... Quite ace of 'em to put it up for free!!

New album is gonna be DEADLY!

Donal said...

Cool shots with tricky lighting. Particularly like the last one and the silhouette shot.

aisling said...

nice one lili! saw you in there last night and felt sorry for you 'cause the lighting was really dark for the first two songs, same happened to me the last time sigur rós played there (no lights at all for our two songs, just a big sheet in front of the band!).

did you get to stay for the whole gig?

MissLili said...

rojo - havent heard their new song yet (goes to ASH myspace to download)

Donal - The lighting was a pain in the ass. Not too happy with the shots at all but I was in a rush and just didnt really get a chance to get anything right..

MissLili said...

Hi Ais! Yeh the lighting in the first two was really pooey. Yeh I stayed for the whole thing of course.. There was no way I was leaving after 2 songs.

Rojo said...

Oh yeah forgot to even say that you got some sweet photos too!!!