30 May 12
Posted at 4:55
LaLast night (29/05/12) I shot Coldplay at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. I am quite a fan of Coldplay so I've wanted to shoot them for quite a long time, but have been put off by the heavy restrictions to photographers shooting them, after reaching an agreement with their management I was on my way to Coventry. I arrived at the venue nice and early to shoot the support acts, only to be told that wasn't allowed (for some unexplainable reason...) So I had to spend a couple of hours sat outside twiddling my thumbs, and watching the world go by. One man (not Rita Ora) getting himself in the party mood by dancnig outside the stadium whilst I waited. I had a quick look around the merchandise stands. I felt ripped off just looking at the price of this mug.
Finally we got our chance to go inside and shoot. I wasn't disappointed, right from the word go, fireworks, lasers, huge bouncy balls and tens of thousands of bits of confetti fired around the place. It all made for an exciting 3 songs. -Spot the most annoying hand ever. We weren't allowed to take photos of the band during this song, just the balls. Go figure.
This was by far my favourite gig shoot i've done so far. Great fun.
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