It would be the third time I shoot the boys from Florida & I was expecting a fun night, after getting a slight warm-up with The Living End not long beforehand I was hoping to nail a few great shots.
I organised the pass with the bands manager weeks before the show & confirmed with him two nights before, course my name still was not on the guestlist, it was lucky that I took a print out of my emails with management otherwise it would have been a very early night...this however was not the only problems I'd run in to on the night.
After scoping out the openers, Heaven Shall Burn make a great impression, unfortunatly it was red wash fever in terms of lighting for their set, however their tunes/performance were awesome! Definitely grab a few of their songs if you can!
The lighting dims and the crowd goes nuts for Trivium, so much so that the crowd dislodge the front barrier within the first song & all media are escorted out of the pit straight away, which tops off my night...the lighting did not kick in for them until song 2-3, so it was lucky that the upstairs area was empty & we were given access to shoot from there, otherwise I would have come home with nothing.
Unfortunately no agencies were allowed for The Pussycat Dolls/Lady Gaga, so I'm not sure when my next show will be, until then take a look at some of the shots from Trivium below.