24 February 12
Ghostpoet at ARU Cambridge. Click to see more.
Ghotpoet's start to hi recent UK tour was moved from the Junction to Anglia Ruskin University. Although doors were seven, it was queued up til way past eight. I missed all bar the last track of support band Alt-J but everyone I spoke to said how amazing they were.
Ghostpoet took the stage complete with a guitarist and drummer, adding a small twist to the albums sound. The electronica was there, but beefed up by the additional instruments for the live show. Heavy on material from Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, the set featured only one new, albeit, unnamed track, played as an encore.
Ghostpoet's humble charm won over Cambridge, and he seemed a little overwhelmed at times with the crowd's reaction, especially evident at the start of Cash & Carry Me Home.
A great gig and one that makes me excited to see what is to come from Ghostpoet in 2012.
I was warned before the show that the venue could have terrible light, and as predicted it was a nightmare for this show. It was at a point where iso6400 got me nothing. Flash was the only option. This is a show that shows why Canon need to sort out the autofocus on whatever follows the 5D2. I struggled to get the camera to focus, even with focus assist on the flash it just would not nail focus. On the plus side I got to shoot the whole show, luckily because I had nothing after the first 3. Another photographer there who didn't have a flash gave up, unless you had flash, you had nothing.