Who doesn’t like a free gig? And when The Heartbreaks are involved there’s no way in the world you’re NOT going to drag yourself out of the house and go up to Old Queen’s Head in the pouring rain to see ‘Morecambe’s finest’ for the third time. Great line up for a free gig, Dexters having recently had their single ‘Recover’ played on the build-up to the England v Brazil game (tune) and gaining quite a strong following, as well as Plantman who I’d not heard of before but have decided I’ll need to check them out after catching their set in between loo breaks and trips to the bar. Interesting crowd at the gig, get the feeling over half of them were there just because it was their local pub.
Dexters were great, would go see them again and actually PAY for it next time. They had a few die-hard fans at the front taking photos and singing along. Managed to get a seat at one of the corner booths for the main event though, which was a bonus because I had a perfect view of the stage. Didn’t need to use the 75-300 lens as I was so close anyway, even the 50mm was a bit too close. Being that close I wasn’t able to snap a picture of all of them together, especially because Joseph was sitting off to the right with his drums, away from the rest of the guys. The shots I did manage though turned out clear and bright, all thanks to the brilliant lighting at the venue. If only more pubs could have lighting like this! The Heartbreaks kicked it all off with a new track, then pulled out the hits, one after the other after the other. Not much crowd interaction, but I don’t think everyone was there because of the Heartbreaks to be honest. Free gigs, who knows what kind of punters will turn up? Another brilliant performance, although next time I see them fingers crossed there will be new album tracks to sing along to. Extremely pleased with my photos, the joys of being right up the front!