Another one bites the dust

And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust.

July is almost over and it’s been a month of cracking gigs.

Started off with Garbage at O2 Academy Brixton, bit of a challenge lighting wise, but a great show none the less.

Garbage, performing live at O2 Academy Brixton, 1st July 2012

Next was another Manson…

A few panto style emails of  ‘oh no you can’t’,  ‘oh yes you can’ responses to photo pass requests for Marilyn Manson, left me wondering if I’d be more disappointed to miss the Shard Laser show or the Manson show or if the stage times would be such that I could still see both. Fortunately, got the photo pass and the show times all tallied nicely.

Always a bit nervous when photographing Marilyn Manson as he spat water in my face on one occasion. Happy to report no improptu showers this time and the Manson show had better lighting than the much hyped Shard inaugural too.

Marilyn Manson, performing live at O2 Academy Brixton, 5th July 2012

Few days later and had Incubus and Faith No More back to back.

Incubus, performing live at O2 Academy Brixton, 9th July 2012

Faith no More had decorated the stage beautifully, the whole of the front of the stage was filled with cut flowers, the pit has never smelt so beautiful.

Faith No More, performing live at O2 Academy Brixton, 10th July 2012

Last minute booking to photograph the special effects by Q-SFX on the last night of the Queen + Adam Lambert tour at Hammersmith Apollo finished off a busy fortnight.

Another amazing gig, not often I get to see the whole show, but as the pyros etc weren’t due til the final few songs, I had the rare opportunity to see almost all the show without concentrating on getting the shot.

Queen + Adam Lambert, performing live at Hammersmith Apollo, 14th July 2012

I never had the pleasure of seeing Freddie Mercury’s performance live and Adam Lambert’s flamboyant showmanship and great vocals fitted in perfectly, I enjoyed the show so much more than when I saw Queen with Paul Rodgers.

For me, the highlights of the show were the drum battle between Roger and Rufus Taylor and Roger playing tambourine on Spike Edney’s bottom.

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