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ADAMS live in Roubaix (26.11.2015) [Dec. 17th, 2015|08:30 am]
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ADAMS live



I thought long and hard about whether or not I would make this post, after Shota died during the tour just a few days after this concert.
But Bert and I feel that not making it would be a dishonour to his legacy, because he was such a talented musician, and I feel like his work should be kept alive as much as possible.

Roubaix itself was utter madness, and not at all in a good way, but Bar Live 301 was its usual awesome self, with kind personel, great sound and cheap drinks.
And the band was A-MA-ZING! I am glad that they didn't cancel their dates in France, so we got to enjoy this awesome live.

Even though I had packed my Polaroid SNAP, I didn't actually use it because the light was way too shite. I had also brought my DSLR which I did use a little bit. The camera I mainly used was my old Samsung analog, because back in the late 1990s, I used to shoot concerts with it all the time, and I figured that with a roll of Ilford 3200, I could possibly take some pretty cool film noir style shots.
I loaded it with a roll of Ilford Delta 3200, which is THE ultimate film noir film. It's the go to film for 1930-1950s style black and white imagery.
I don't regret using this particular film, I only regret that Shota never got to see the photos because he was quite curious about my latest crazy experiment.

before the show

Pre-show madness.

ADAM

ADAM in the backstage before the show. I insisted on testing my camera’s flash on the guys before I started shooting during the concert. Shota said I didn’t have to because I was using an analog camera and he was sure it’d be ok, so I victimised ADAM. I thought this photo wouldn’t come out nice at all, because I use the fill-in flash setting, which means two consecutive blasts, and he didn’t see the second one coming (proverbially) and got all startled and surprised when it did fire. We all laughed, a lot, and surprisingly my camera came through and delivered this photo.

ADAMS backstage before the show

A quick snap I couldn’t resist taking in the backstage whilst Olga was taking instax photos.

Aurélie on stage

Aurélie explaining that posting crap photos and videos is not on.

ADAMS live

ADAMS live

I think ADAM looks like a matinee idol in this :D

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My camera took an unfortunate nose dive (which is why it's now closed with electrical tape), which means that sometimes I get cool effects on my photos like these. I don't actually mind, I think it looks cool.

ADAMS live

ADAMS live

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ADAMS live

Antoine

Because full face masks are now forbidden (legally they were before as well, but the law just wasn't that strictly enforced), Antoine has found the solution in this hat.

people after the show

Post-show chaos.

cheki time!

Time for cheki with the band.

commense the autographing!

Commense the autographing.

post-gig autograph session

post-gig autograph session

autograph session

ADAMS in Roubaix

Photos by Aurélie.

These are just a fraction of the photos Bert and I took.
You can see the rest of the set here.
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