March Gigs / by Aaron Corr

 The month began with covering the Wolf Alice gig for  The Thin Air .  Support came from Spies.

The month began with covering the Wolf Alice gig for The Thin Air.  Support came from Spies.

 Wolf Alice delivered a loud, cool and well lit set.  There was some dark corners when trying to capture guitarist Joff Oddie on the left side but overall they were a good band to capture live, with plenty of overhead lights as part of their set up.  Given the Olympia's high enough stage coupled with the monitors, it once again made it difficult to get some other shots I had in mind.  Click on  The Thin Air  to see their coverage of both of Wolf Alice's Irish dates.

Wolf Alice delivered a loud, cool and well lit set.  There was some dark corners when trying to capture guitarist Joff Oddie on the left side but overall they were a good band to capture live, with plenty of overhead lights as part of their set up.  Given the Olympia's high enough stage coupled with the monitors, it once again made it difficult to get some other shots I had in mind.  Click on The Thin Air to see their coverage of both of Wolf Alice's Irish dates.

 My Limerick pals from Fox Jaw were up that same night as the Wolf Alice gig so I darted over there to meet up, get some food and hang by the merch table while they played their set.  They debuted two new songs including the single Do You Want It All?   I decided to whip out the camera and take a few shots while the crowd danced.  The next gig I was to shoot fell through, Grimes.  I was desperate for a ticket and secured a photo pass only to get wind that she had pulled all press passes.  Well, all but one for some reason.  I managed to get a ticket on the night through Twitter and during her second song she tapped the sole photographer on the head and waved him away.  Embarrassing.  All I could think was that I was glad that didn't happen to me.  It didn't seem to be any fault of the guy, unless he was over the allocated time given to him but still... I'd be mortified.

My Limerick pals from Fox Jaw were up that same night as the Wolf Alice gig so I darted over there to meet up, get some food and hang by the merch table while they played their set.  They debuted two new songs including the single Do You Want It All?   I decided to whip out the camera and take a few shots while the crowd danced.

The next gig I was to shoot fell through, Grimes.  I was desperate for a ticket and secured a photo pass only to get wind that she had pulled all press passes.  Well, all but one for some reason.  I managed to get a ticket on the night through Twitter and during her second song she tapped the sole photographer on the head and waved him away.  Embarrassing.  All I could think was that I was glad that didn't happen to me.  It didn't seem to be any fault of the guy, unless he was over the allocated time given to him but still... I'd be mortified.

 I shot The 1975's show in the 3Arena as I'd heard they do a good light show.  They had a cool citys background but that only lasted the bones of a song or so.  The final song of the three shot was dull and green and didn't make for very interesting shooting.  I had one final show to shoot this month, Little Mix in the 3Arena, but that wasn't to be.  Management or whoever declined all passes, it's the "No Photos" tour apparently.  So unfortunately March wasn't as busy as it should have been.  April will be very quiet as I'm kept busy with personal events over the month.    Click the photos to see the full galleries.

I shot The 1975's show in the 3Arena as I'd heard they do a good light show.  They had a cool citys background but that only lasted the bones of a song or so.  The final song of the three shot was dull and green and didn't make for very interesting shooting.

I had one final show to shoot this month, Little Mix in the 3Arena, but that wasn't to be.  Management or whoever declined all passes, it's the "No Photos" tour apparently.  So unfortunately March wasn't as busy as it should have been.  April will be very quiet as I'm kept busy with personal events over the month.  

Click the photos to see the full galleries.

 Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice

  Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice

  Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice

 Spies

Spies

  Spies

Spies

 Fox Jaw

Fox Jaw

  Fox Jaw

Fox Jaw

 The 1975

The 1975

  The 1975

The 1975

  The 1975

The 1975