I had the privilege of checking out the Kaiser Chiefs and Razorlight at the Enmore Theatre on behalf of Reverb magazine, a cool little street press in Newcastle and the Central Coast. I wasn’t 100% familiar with either band’s catalogue but had heard songs by both and seen plenty of images of the Kaiser Chiefs in full flight.
Opening the evening was Razorlight who were travelling on the V-Festival tour around Australia with the Kaiser Chiefs and a bunch of other huge acts. Lighting was tough with pretty much zero white light from in front, just single colour washes across most of the stage (mostly blue as the following shots show).
After a short delay, the Kaiser Chiefs came out and started their trademark show. Lead singer Ricky, as always, was pretty active, running around and getting the crowd involved. Again, the lighting was pretty tough with not much front light.
As Dan said, it was a bit of a photographic reunion for us Sydney shooters, there were probably only 2 or 3 of the real regulars missing. And meeting Antz from Perth out the front was pretty random and surprising. He actually is as nice as everyone reckons he is!
So this is the jump shot that pretty much everyone in the pit was waiting for!