Saturday 2/3/2019 What a show.
I found myself with some free tickets to the show, and the opportunity to photograph one of Australias’ best bands for the second time this year, was too good to refuse.
The after race concerts always go off, with the crowd already amped from the on track action, suitably lubed up with plenty of refreshments (after all it was a balmy 41 degrees in the shade during the day) and with no chance of it cooling down once the sun had set, the scene was ripe for an iconic show.
And they did not disappoint. Launching all of their hits, starting the show with Don’t Lose it, we knew we were in for a treat. And with tracks like All Torn Down, White Noise & Second Solution to name a few, spiked with a couple of new tracks, and culminating with the anthem Prisoner of Society, a treat it was!
It was driving punk rock from the word go, the mosh pit wasn’t for the faint hearted but I made it out alive with all my gear intact. Feeling just a little pumped, and a bit let down that this was only the support act…
With a special tribute, and maybe a ticker tape parade for local boy come home, Andy, the stage antics of Chris and Scott drove the crowd into a frenzy.
For this photographer and live music junkie it had everything a live rock concert needed, and more.
If you haven’t seen The Living End live, you are missing a truly great show.
For the photographers out there, these images were all shot on D700 with either Tokina f2.8 70-200mm or Tamron f2.8 17-50mm lenses at various settings. One thing you have to be able to do when shooting concerts is change your settings quickly and without looking at the buttons.
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