Also saw fun. in June. They’re one of my favorite band to shoot. So many people on stage, so much energy, such amazing lights… Plus I had never shot at the Olympia, but knew for a fact that venue is absolutely beautiful since I’ve seen some of my first shows ever there. The only challenge came from the security team who cut the group of photographers in two, parked us on one of the sides of the stage and forbade us to be in the middle of the pit, minutes before the show, just because. Then we only had 2 songs to shoot, just because. So I’m sorry if the photos don’t vary as much as usual, I couldn’t move at all and shot for 7 minutes total. Other than that, the public sucked (some fans actually got silenced because they were singing along too loud, true story) but the show was really worth seeing. fun. is a band that really deserves its fame.
You can see more photos of the show over HERE!
Fans were getting silenced? I didn’t get silenced and I’m pretty sure I was singing at the top of my lungs against the barrier virtually in front of the security guy. Also I felt like the crowd was incredibly loud so I can’t see where the being silenced thing happened…
Security was quite over the top, but they didn’t interfere with the show at all, even when Nate jumped into the crowd. And they spent a lot of time giving out water to people.
It happened at the back of the venue, where I stayed with one of my friends for the rest of the show. She’s a huge fan, and I do love fun. too. We both know the lyrics to most of the songs they played, and we were part of the half-dozen of people who actually tried to enjoy the show… Now I understand it was the back of the venue, I did notice people were a bit older (and by older I mean between 25 and 30…) than the ones in the front, but let’s be honest, it was a show, and getting told to shut the fuck up because our singing was too loud for them to hear the band was 1) a surprise 2) a major turn off. I did not & do not mean to insult anyone in the public here, but from where I stood this was one the most quiet show I’ve been to (yet I’m used to hardcore shows as well, maybe I’m a bit biased), and people telling others to keep their voices down was the cherry on top.
As for security, one of the guys happened to be an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever, so I had a good talk with him. I was blaming the team here, but the only one of them who I found quite aggressive was the head of security… who, I know, was taking his orders from someone above him himself. This is just the kind of things that happen from time to time when you shoot concerts. I wasn’t angry, just a bit disappointed that I couldn’t take all the photos I wanted. The Olympia security was definitely not the worst one I’ve had to deal with!
So sorry I sounded a bit harsh trying to keep my review short, I’m glad you liked the photos anyway! :)