January was quiet and busy all at once. How can this be? Firstly, I was preparing for a big move from my apartment to a house I'd bought with my girlfriend, so there was a lot of stress, dealing with the banks and getting prepared for a move at any given date. For this reason I tried to keep my diary clear enough. I did take up one job, helping out with shooting TradFest for the festival. It ran from a Wednesday to Sunday over the end of the month, and required a lot of running back and forth between venues and churches around the city to cover the required acts.
Big Country in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
On the Saturday night of TradFest I squeezed in a non-TradFest show upstairs in Whelans to see Rosborough Dublin headline debut. Since I shot him for Plec Picks in the last month and had only seen him perform acoustically, it was a good chance to catch his live show proper, and he was brilliant. Given I'd my camera gear with me I felt it was only right that I snapped a few shots.
I finished off January with Pale Waves in The Grand Social. They are, pardon the pun, making big waves in the UK and supported The 1975 across the USA so it I figured it would be great to catch them on the rise in such a small venue. Unfortunately the night before my car was burgled and subsequently written off that day by my insurance, so my mood was not as chirpy as some of their songs. I used to occassion to have a pint or two to drown my sorrows.