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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

beat images is born - Live Music and band photography by Norfolk Photographer James Neale

Right, so it was our first concert, the kit has been cleaned, batteries have been charged and I am fueled with around 2L of redbull. I'm buzzing, the ipod is on shuffle and the sun is shining! I arrive at Borde Hill Gardens and can not believe how long the queue is to get in, i couldnt even see the end of it! lucky for me I have my photographers pass and am able to walk straight in!

There is a great party feeling in the grounds, people popping open their bottles of champagne and tucking into their picnik's.

The sun is still shining when Belinda Carlisle hits the stage. This is it, beat images is go go go! Im down in the photographers pit at the front of the stage and have thousands of fans behind me singing along to her 80s hits. I get my shots and then move out in to the crowd to soak up the atmosphere.

Martin Fry, from ABC was up next followed by Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet and Rick Astley.

The sun was now setting and the crowd were in full swing, the champagne and 80s classics were kicking in and the party was really going off with a bang.

The highlight of the night for me was when Tony Hadley and Rick Astley covered Kaiser Chiefs 'I predict a riot'. A great end to a great night.

beat images is born!

Special thanks to Chris at IML Concerts for organizing the pass for me. :)

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  1. Congratulation to the birth of Beat Images.

    What a really well written blog and I love the fantastic images.


  2. Congratulation on the birth of Beat Images.

    What a really well written blog and I love the fantastic images.

    Well done

    Jeff Turnbull