Yesterday I freerided my friend’s press-pass to see James Blake playing in a church. We stood in line for almost an hour until they told us that the church was completely full and that we wouldn’t get in, so we went up to the entrance and joined the press-team instead. Apparently the artists have clear preferences to when pictures are to be taken, so we got the instructions to enter the “photographers pit” right in front of the artist during the 1st, 3rd and 4th song, after that we were moved out to the rest of the audience.
I was sitting on the floor 2m from James Blake and I was completely stunned by how talented he is. I knew he was good, but seeing him sample himself live and feeling how the bass made the whole church vibrate was seriously mindblowing.
Today I start working at the festival, looking forward!