Boyzone at Westonbirt

Last night was Boyzone night.
I spent a very pleasant evening at the Boyzone concert at Westonbirt. Weather was perfect, audience were great, everyone very happy and full of good spirit and enjoying themselves.
Boyzone were very slick. They sang all of their old hits as well as some of their new ones. Songs were good, sound quality was good, audience and staff were great, photographers were great. Also the nice thing which does not happen very often Both Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch looked into camera quite a few times which made for more interesting shots. This does not happen very often and it was good to see as some bands do not appreciate th fact that it is the photographers/media as well as fans that make them. So thank you guys.

All in all a very nice evening.

Jessie J, Paul Weller, Jools Holland a good weekend at Westonbirt

I spent a very enjoyable and tiring weekend covering the Westonbirt Arboretum Forest Concerts.

Friday was Jessie J, Saturday was Paul Weller and Sunday was Jools Holland. All of the concerts were excellent but for me Jessie J and Jools Holland take top spot. Both were so good and both interacted with the audience so well it just made it them so much better. Paul Weller I have to say didnt interact with the audience very much at all.

It was also very interesting to observe the audience over the three nights. Jessie J was very much mum’s and daughters, Paul Weller was very much middle aged men with hair cuts made to look like that of Paul Weller and quite a bit of drinking going on. Jools Holland was very refined mixed sex, mixed age group.

I took close to 1600 images and found it really difficult to choose which ones to use so these are a fairly random selection from the collection.

All in all a good weekend and lots of lessons learnt being a photographer at big gigs rather than the more local ones I usually cover.