Day 2 proved to be of highs and lows with a extremely busy schedule. The high was that I along with 20 other photographers who were first in line to shoot M.I.A had the great privilege of going on the Orange stage on her second song of the night to shoot. We only had the one number but the instructions we got given by security were the following:
Don't shoot from the side of stage on the first song. Second song shoot all you want. Please use flash all you want. Go wherever you want. AND. Go Crazy.
I don't think I'll ever be told such a set of sweet rules ever again while shooting a band live. Sadly the low point was missing Magnetic Man. I waited for 2 hours as they were scheduled, but having 2 support bands for a festival slot didn't prove a success with the crowd with it getting closer to MIA's set almost half the crowd left the Arena before they even came on. Shame.
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