I have been reliably informed that Cool Britannia last Friday night will be the last one ‘for a while’, which is a shame. I’ll miss heading up to Fiddler’s Elbow at the end of most months to take photos of new bands and have a drink with the always welcoming ‘#CBfamily’. But needs must and if they do return in a few months/years I’ll be back with bells on! Enough of the sad stuff, the last CB was a good ‘un. Four bands I’d not seen before which is always a bonus – Stone Thieves, Shelta, King Zoots and Stellify, all fantastic bands. Was great to have a stripped back set from Shelta in the middle of the evening, although the urge to turn around and throttle kids in the crowd who were chatting throughout was overwhelming. So disrespectful. It was obvious that they were there for one of the other bands, but at least go sit down somewhere else and have a chat, don’t do it in the audience. PET HATE!
Managed quite a few good pics at Cool Britannia this time though, which I’m rather proud of. I have recently been asked to take photos for another blog at gigs around London, which I’m sure will keep me busy while Cool Britannia is cooling off. Expect to see an increased amount of blog activity in the coming weeks – if I can keep up! I shot a lot of the pics at Cool Britannia in black and white as I’m not a fan of the coloured lighting they use at Fiddler’s, and B&W always looks nice and moody anyway. I used my Canon 1000D with my 50mm 1.8 for most of the gig. Looking to upgrade my camera soon… watch this space!
Pictures below, enjoy.