I had other photo shoots, music and non music related, during the month of June as well as a holiday, I didn't get shooting another gig until the end of the month. Luckily a fellow photographer was double booked for Sigur Ros in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham so I got to take his spot once it was free.
I tried to make it up in time to shoot James Vincent McMorrow supporting but after a long day shooting in the rain at Hell and Back in Bray, (in which my Canon 6D suffered the effects of the rain and found itself housed in a bag of rice for the next two days) I was left facing a packed Luas with no room to get on, more rain and little time to make it to the venue and register for my pass. I retreated to home, thankfully only a street away from the Luas stop. Due to my 6D being out of action all I had on the night was my Canon 7D and having to swap lenses between or mid song, which I've grown out of the habit of doing when I've got two camera bodies at a show.
For Sigur Ros we were granted five songs to shoot, however three of which they would be at the back of the stage behind a screen for most of that time. My fellow photographers and I stood around in the pit, waiting as they played, wondering was there any shots that could be got from this portion of the shoot but it was a waste of time, not helped by the stage being incredibly high for a smaller scale outdoor show. This left us with two songs to shoot but thankfully Sigur Ros aren't exactly fast paced with their tunes. There was just the three members of the band touring and the drummer was obscured for the most part. As standard, singer Jónsi was the main focus during the shoot. Capturing him playing with his bow is a nice change from a standard guitar band and he's very expressive when he sings and made for some great shots.