20 August 2014

Rewind Festival - Day 1

Last weekend was my first ever visit to the Rewind Festival at Henley.  I've been trying to get a press pass to this event for the last few years, and finally came good this year.

I'll be posting some more blog posts on certain acts a bit later, but for now one photo of each artist from both days of the festival.  And what a festival it was.  The weather gods were on our side, and despite a downpour around Sunday lunchtime we couldn't have really hoped for better.

For those who don't know how live music photography works, you normally get the first three songs to get your photos, then you're out.  Normally this means you'd have 10/15 minutes to shoot and you'd be on your way home.  Of course when there are 12 acts on throughout the day things work a bit differently, and it makes for a rather long, although rather awesome day.

I've collected some statistics from both days based on the times I took the first and last shots of each act.   Here's how long I got to photographer each act.

From The Jam - 10 minutes
Nick Heyward - 9 minutes
Mike + The Mechanics - 15 minutes
Level 42 - 15 minutes
Johnny Hates Jazz - 7 minutes
Wang Chung - 8 minutes
Weather Girls - 7 minutes
Jason Donovan - 11 minutes
Sister Sledge - 26 minutes
Marc Almond - 13 minutes
Rick Astley - 10 minutes
Holly Johnson - 11 minutes

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