Went through my account in Deviantart and remembered that I had some good pictures of Slipknot. It was very nice from the organizers to allow cameras for the regular festival goers. Of course I had to take the chance and bring my gear with me.
That time, I still photographed with Canon EOS 20D, which was very nice camera – my old and trustworthy. Not the best with high ISO-noises but still my eyes get wet by only thinking of my old friend.
Well, back to the topic. I managed to get next to the stage, on the right side and in 3rd row. So it was pretty good place to be. Photographing from the audience wasn’t easy, when people around you are in ecstatic place of mind – myself included. Usually I didn’t even have to stand on my own feet – the pure pressure of the crowd kept me standing.
I wish some day I would get the chance to photograph the guys with a press pass, but for now, I just have to be in content with these. There are a lot more, but they’re currently located on my computer at the studio. I’ll get them back online someday – with extra shots from some other great bands who were there at the same day.
I have a lot of stuff waiting for free time. Decided to start with these :).
There’s a lot of interesting pictures, so please take your time to go through them in the gallery.
These are taken fairly back, and are quite smoky, due to the fact that the venue is small, and a lots of pyros and other special effects were used during this incredible, energetic show.