It’s been a while since i’ve had a serious case of nerves before shooting a gig, but they kicked in before shooting Arcade Fire at the Enmore Theatre the other week.
It wasn’t that i was anxious about the photos, it was the culmination of years of anticipation for finally seeing the band play live.
I discovered the band when i downloaded the song “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” from one of those New York music blogs. I knew they had something special going on and i fell in love with their Funeral album which made my list of fave things in 2004.
Hanging about in the photo pit before the band came on, i couldn’t help but take a peek at the set list. I saw it was to start with “Wake Up” leading into “Keep The Car Running”, two of my faves. I was giddy like a schoolgirl.
The first three songs passed in a blur and all of a sudden us photographers were being escorted out of the venue. Thankfully we were allowed back in once we coat checked our cameras and Will and I came back in to enjoy the rest of the show.
Despite a bit of a lull in the middle of the set while they played some of their lesser known songs, they finished triumphant with a run of anthems leaving everyone beaming their way into the night.