Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Every Time I Die - Borderline

The shows that always mean the most to me are the ones that are out of the ordinary, different or rare. Seeing ETID in the Borderline was definitely that. I was a bit anxious about shouting the show because I wasn't sure if it would be too busy to be close enough or whether i'd be allowed my camera in. Thankfully because of the snow there was pretty much know queue so I could grab a spot at the front.

The Borderline is a weird venue for shooting in, it's too dull to shoot without flash most of the time but it's almost too dull to do anything interesting with flash so it's a real catch 22.

Maylene and the sons of disaster supported and they were superb. It wasn't till a song or two in that I realised the singer was Schuylar from He Is Legend so that added a little extra to make this band great.

More Maylene photos can be seen here.

Taking photos at a show like this is what I imagine being on the front lines in a war to be like (but obviously not as extreme). Having to take photos while bodys are coming at you from all angles, being kicked, whacked and fallen on is not easy. I split my lip open thanks to a stage diver but it was so worth it. The photos aren't great but any photos of this band mean a lot to me. Despite being battered and bruised coming out it reminded me of why I enjoy taking pictures and how much recently i'd stopped enjoying it again which really needs to change. Without a doubt music and photography have helped keep me alive this year and that's not an understatement.

More ETID photos can be seen here.

1 comment:

  1. i have no idea how you didn't come out of the pit without more than a split lip, however the photos look awesome :)