Despite a lighting rig fit for a medium size spaceship, one of the hardest gigs I’ve shot in a long time. I don’t think I’ve ever shot the Prodigy inside before – they’re usually playing festivals – so being in a normal size pit while Keith and Maxim leg it around the stage lit pretty sparingly made for a bit of a nightmare. The most consistent light when it did come on was one of those horrible blue/red LED washes, which seem entirely designed to annoy photographers, so I spent half my time running around trying to get someone in focus, and then hoping to catch a strobe.
Hard work but pretty happy with the results – and as for the gig, well, epic would be an understatement. Voodoo People as an opener was just immense, one of the best live tracks I’ve heard in a while, and Breathe third reminded me why a band who might not strike you as being particularly radio-friendly are still huge nearly 20 years after forming.
If you’ve never seen them live, you’re missing out.