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Trafford Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Atmosphere
Coca Cola Gospel Choir
Richard Fleeshman
I went off to watch Katie Price and Peter Andre singing a duet together, in aid of the Trafford Centre Christmas Light Switch-On.
I had no idea Jordan thought she could sing!
Anyway, I find out when I get there that she’s cancelled due to ‘ill health’. Apparently, this is a bit of a habit of hers, and this time allegedly because an ex of hers was singing as well.
I don’t really keep up with teen culture and soaps, so I had no idea who anybody was. They were all c**p.
Lots of screaming girls were convinced otherwise though… who is this Richard Fleeshman they were so ecstatic about?
And the Coca Cola Gospel Choir, what the f**k is that about? I’m not religious, but I do believe a Gospel choir sings The Gospel, hence it’s name. A Gospel Choir praising the great God of Coke during a Christmas ceremony in a shopping mall with Jordan singing is everything that is wrong with our culture.

Solfest

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Solfest
Kites
Kites
Stone Circle
Stone Circle
We Fancy You
Solfest
Singsong
So glad I went to Solfest instead of Reading, one of the highlights of the year along with Knockengorroch.
You can see more photos here: www.EyesOpen.co.uk/Solfest2006

Womad Atmosphere

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006





I particularly love the atmosphere at Womad, it’s very special. I’ve been coming for around seven years, and even had part of our honeymoon here! I worked particularly hard this weekend… working for an agency means that I have to spend a fair bit of time in the press area working on photos and uploading them, which takes me away from shooting and isn’t as much fun as shooting the bands and people.

Moor Music Festival

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Pigeon Detectives

Pigeon Detectives

Jack from ‘Idle Jack & The Big Sleep’ tries some acupuncture

Jon Gomm

Jon Gomm

Oova Crew

Devil’s Jukebox

I fancied a change of pace from the larger more corporate festivals I’ve been covering recently, so I headed off to the Moor Music Festival in Ilkley. I’d heard good things about it last year, so I was looking forward to it.
Although I did enjoy myself… the location was fantastic and it was great to relax in (mostly) sunshine and good weather, it has to be said that there are many festivals around which are the same cost or cheaper. These festivals are miles ahead in organisation, quality of bands, atmosphere, variety of stalls, attention to detail, etc. Solfest and Knockengorroch are two festivals that come to mind which are similarly community based and not-for-profit.
One big issue… it’s not good to stop people bringing alcohol into the festival and then allow the only beer tent to run out of most drinks almost immediately.
The Pigeon Detectives brought the event to a close as if a whirlwind hit the festival. Pushy miserable photographers appeared from nowhere. One in particular really wound me up and got under my skin… she’s usually taking photos for Kerrang and I have previously found it not pleasant to be taking photos with her. She was literally pushing me out of the way for photos and sticking her camera in front of mine. I’d been very laid back all weekend, and this attitude really took me by surprise… there was just no need for it. The next time I see her in the pit with me, I’ll tell her that if it happens again, I will shove her out of the way.