Ahhh The Twang. I can’t say I’m their biggest fan, and I would only know a few of their songs if I was really pushed to think about it. But nevertheless, I applied to take photos of them at Village Underground earlier in the week and found myself heading along. I’ll be honest with you, I was worried about getting a plastic pint of piss thrown at the back of my head whilst in the pit, or being yelled at, or slipping over someone’s vomit… but none of that happened, and I had one of the best times shooting at a gig that I’ve probably ever had.
The crowd were so incredibly into it! Yes, there were some very drunk people, but they were all just so happy and singing along and cheers-ing each other throughout. At one point Phil Etheridge had a proper go at a security guard who had angrily pushed his way through the crowd to pull a guy down who was sitting on another guys shoulders. “He wasn’t doing anything wrong mate, he was just having a good time. If you’re going to do shit like that all night then everyone’s going to have a boring time of it”. Ouch!
Great night, great fun band and took some great shots. Would take photos of them again in a heartbeat. Village Underground has shot to the top of my favourite venues to shoot at list, lovely high ceilings, brilliant lighting and awesome exposed brickwork. More please! Keep an eye out for the pics on Shout 4 Music, but a few are below for your enjoyment. Cheers 🙂