September 29, 2015
Bahuki September 2015
I got to the venue early and I had a chat to Scroobious Pip who was manning the merch stall and doing a couple of songs.
He was working Sage’s merch stand most of the night, so he had a constant stream of people approaching him for autographs and photos.
Sage’s set was off the hook, the whole crowd was moved and hanging off his every word. He jumped around the stage with his record label’s flag as a cape, like some hip hop wizard with only his laptop for the backing tracks. The big hits came one after another as the fans went wild: Makeshift Patriot, Crack Pipes, Sea Lion, Escape Artist- then a couple of songs of his new album Copper Gone- Grace, and Make Em Purr (he had videos of his cats playing behind him during Make Em Purr, and they were pretty cute). But that track was heartbreaking, suddenly I felt close to everyone in the crowd.
Pip got up on stage at the end for a few songs, starting with Let Em Come. Finally Sage thanked everyone for coming and gave Pip a big hug. He said there’d be no encore but instead he would hug every fan, so he jumped into the crowd to hug every single fan. He listened to why everyone had come, what his music meant to them and did pictures and autographs. There were over 450 tickets sold that night and he must have met nearly everyone of those people, what a sound guy.
Eventually I got to speak to him, told him I loved the show and thanked him for doing the interview for SCAN. Which is here:
http://lucylambphotography.co.uk/concerts/1-9-2014-sage-francis-interview/ and here http://scan.lusu.co.uk/caro…/culture/interview-sage-francis/
His face lit up when I reminded him of our last question: what’s the best question you’ve never been asked? His response was: how did you get so handsome? He said that was the best answer he’d ever given. So I asked him how he got so handsome, and he replied ‘with age’. Everybody surrounding nodded their heads, smiling. I hugged him, thanked him and of course got a photo with him.
Our lot went for drinks at The Thirsty Scholar and were catching up and having a laugh. I got my camera out again to get some photos of everyone and a girl came up to me and asked if I was the photographer at the Sage gig. She told me Pip had come up to her after the show thinking she was me. He asked how it went and whether if she got some good photos and were they good quality to which she’d laughed and said ‘yeah i’ve got a few, i dunno I’m not a photographer’, so he realised it wasn’t me and explained that he was going to ask if she/ I could’ve send him some photos.
We laughed but my heart sank and I thought I’d properly missed out, but we went straight on Twitter and sent him a few tweets and I got his contact details.
Bloody amazing night, can’t believe how good it was and how well everything came together. Hopefully there’ll be more gigs like this to come, fingers crossed biggups to everyone who came along.
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Some more exciting news this week!
Last month I was lucky enough to photograph the Taylor’s beautiful wedding at Roman Lakes near Manchester.
While I’m still in the process of adding the finishing touches to the photographs before doing a final viewing with the lovely bride and groom, the following previews gathered a nice bit of attention when I released them online.
EDIT: These aren’t the actual photos being used – I’m going to do another post when the magazine has been printed, where you’ll be able to see the photos they’ve chosen.
So look out for next month’s issue of County Brides Magazine, where some of my photographs will be featured on a double page spread featuring the beautiful floristry handiwork of Cheshire Weddings/Cheshire Flowers.
If you’d like to speak about wedding bookings, just email me at email@example.com and I’d be happy to discuss your big day!