I have a bad bout of flu so I really can’t write much. I’m stuck on the couch wrapped with the duvet, cartons of Orange Juice , half a pot of Nigeria style ‘pepper soup’, half a bottle of Night Nurse, and let’s not forget Kleenex tissues. I intend to kill this flu if it’s the last thing I do.
Anyway, here are a couple shots I took last weekend. If you ever watched ‘Westside Story‘, you might be familiar with Chita Rivera. She performed at the Shaw Theatre to a full auditorium that included Sir Ian McKellen. I swear, I was this close to asking Sir Ian: “Oi!! Your Sirship!! Recite your Gandalf line from any of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies!!” To be honest, I don’t think I’d have done anything that moronic… or would I??:
Next gig was on Sunday and it was for the London Sitar Ensemble, who were having their Indo-Afro Strings concert. The plan was for me to take pictures during the concert, but that was going to be a nightmare, considering that firstly the gig was going to be held at the Purcell Room and you have literally zero movement to move during the concert. Apart from that, you have the whole team on stage, and getting a group shot from the audience would have been near impossible without some visual interference. As if that was going to be challenging enough, I couldn’t change the House Light settings because of the sensitivity of the sitars already tuned. But hey! I like a challenge, so here are some of the shots from the Sound check/dress rehearsal. I couldn’t stay for the concert because I was already beginning to burn up with fever, but from what I heard earlier, I must have missed one hell of a concert: