Count In Fives
I feel like a dog chasing its very own tail at times. The chase for a photo-pass to the Horrors’ Corner Hotel gig came down to the wire – and very well never materialized!
On the actual day of the gig, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to shoot these guys as no official confirmation had been forthcoming so it was an anxious day as I waited for my Inbox to sound that old familiar chime – and for confirmation to arrive.
Arrive it did. The obligatory “3 songs, no flash” edict was there as was an escorted exit out of the venue upon completion of those 3 songs.
And of course, just as my Horrors accreditation arrived so did one for the Fear Factory gig over at the Prince Bandroom across the other side of town. Same night. Same times.
Now, if only I could be at two places at once hey?
I decided to do The Horrors.
Arriving at the Corner Hotel an hour before the band was to hit the stage, I was told that there could only be one photographer at a time in the pit. As I was the first there, I was scheduled to go first.
In total, there were 4 photogs present. I hadn’t seen these guys at other shows I have shot so we quickly exchanged pleasantries and planned our strategy for the night.
We were to take turns doing a song each for three songs. Sounded fair.
I went in first and noticed that all the backlights were shining directly into my face and lens. Sigh! It was going to be tough to get a decent shot but I planned to make the best of the lighting and try to get some decent silhouettes happening.
After we all had a turn each within the segmented photo-pit area, security pulled the pin and didn’t allow us in again. That’s how it goes and as unfortunate as that is, one song is still better than no songs.
As for the band, well, I have been a fan from the minute I heard the first album and it is quite evident that these guys are going to be the biggest thing in long, long time. If they can keep it together – I am easily seeing world domination happening. They have this undying aura and quality about them with a uniquely marvellous retro-goth-punk-indie-alt groove. Just fucking magnificent.