Tramlines 2014 – Saturday!

Wow, that took a long, long time. 710 photos, all from Saturday. 27 bands, in 11 different venues, boiled down to 198 different pictures. It’s taken me over 3 weeks to get through them. I hope you all like them!

(Just Sunday to go now… urk!)

Lizzie Goddard
The Blews
The Joint
The Stoops (playing “Parallel Lines”)
Blue Rooster
Red Mist Destruction
The Recroots
Tommy Jones Band
Soul Shredder
Dead Meat
Input To Main
The Culture Thieves
Tokyo Corner
Black Cat White Cat
Drop Dead Angus
Desert Motel Club
Black Earth
Sour Cherry

Tramlines 2014 – Friday!

My first attempt to photograph a festival was a very different kettle of fish to just turning up at a gig with my camera. No, instead it was turning up at 10 different gigs with my camera! I spent the whole evening rotating around the Tramlines fringe, which was about 10 different venues, sticking my head in and taking pictures. I ended up with about 490 photos, from which I’ve managed to tidy up and select a rather scary 90+! I’m not sure if the forced time with each band meant my shooting was more selective, or because I’ve less photos to choose from for each band I’m being less picky. Well, let me know 😉

Line up, in picture order

Glass – Could be Glass Caves
La Bete Blooms
Silent Doctrine
Kiziah & The Kings
The Death Rays of Ardilla
Ivory Kings
April Towers
Sam Scherdel
Blind Drivers
Back To Verona
Far From Home
Day Old Hate
Unicorn Hunters
(random busker!)
The Ruby Jacks
(random crazy guys in a transit with a PA and a kit!)
Arrows of Love
(random smiley guy)
Feral Mantra
Be Like Pablo
The Starkins

Regulus, Firegarden, Fear Lies, Santiago Kings, Sleepless

Another night put on by Paul at Harrisons, this time with five bands! In an attempt to avoid the LED problem from my last visit to Harrisons I attempted to use the built in flash on my camera, wrapped up in quite a lot of toilet roll to attempt to diffuse it a bit. It didn’t really work, meaning I abandoned it just for straight light shots instead, meaning it was quite a job to find good shots of the last 2-3 bands due to the lack of white light. Still, some of them came out pretty good, and I’ve worked out that if you pull the temperature and tint right down on lot of the shots you can compensate for the over bright colour spots a bit, without too much changing of the original colours. Mind you, I’m making so many tweaks to these photos now, it seems a bit daft to attempt to try and keep the original colours 😉


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