18 March 2016 – Day 23/365
Shadow Electric, Estonian House
Last Chance Rock'n'Roll Bar
The Old Bar
It was a solid day on the Mac today. I managed to rip and back up a crapload of photos, do some website stuff for a client, start getting my website sorted, have a lovely hot bath and a feed.
Then I took off to shoot three shows. First up, Mia Dyson for Shadow Electric at Estonian House, part of the Brunswick Music Festival. The venue was packed.
The thing with having so many gigs on is that it is inevitable that, at some point, I’m going to end up at the wrong show. It’s a given. After shooting Mia Dyson, I was heading to Last Chance where I thought I was going to catch the last half of one hell of a line up: Spacejunk, War Hawk [Syd], High Finance and Shepparton Airplane. Turns out I was ahead of myself by a day. I decided to stick around anyway and catch a few songs of Vitruvian’s set.
It was late and I was thinking about the gig at The Old Bar with Flour, White Walls and Ohms. The Old Bar is pretty close to the city, not to mention home, so why not? Talk about fluke. Turned out that Flour didn’t go on ’til midnight. Exceptional! I hadn’t seen White Walls in ages and have never seen Ohms, so I was a bit bummed to miss their sets. Still, one of the upsides of living in Melbourne is that there’s always more gigs.
IN SHORT …
The Mac got a heavy workout, my phone morphed from Apple to Android – the result of a fatal screen break due to its umpteenth dropping – I shot three shows, ran into my veri.live buddy John outside the Oldie and dodged loads of spew puddles in Fitzroy, where there were, it would appear, underage tourists aplenty. Then, finally, home to rip shots, smoke darts and listen to ECSR. I had an early start for work in the morning, BUT I had Sunday off. First time in a year. Sleep in? Damn straight I did.
365 Day Project
Photos from this event are part of the Zo Damage 365 day live music photography project where Zo has committed to photographing one band [or more] a day for, you guessed it, 365 days. The project kicked off on 25 February 2016 and is going strong. View the galleries and join the journey! It's a trip.