I was recently asked to attend a 21st birthday party at the Belfry, Kingsbury, near Tamworth. I was only to attend and take some documentary style photos of family and friends getting together, for a couple of hours.
I always get to my clients venues at least 45 minutes before ANY shoot, as I like to get to know the room and environment, find out where I can and can't go etc… So when I arrived I found the room and saw the band that was going to be playing after the dinner, doing their sound check. I looked twice as I thought I recognised them but I couldn't think why I knew them from. So I went to find the chap that organised the event.
I was stood mingling with the guests when one guest said that the band was Toploader, I stopped instantly, ran inside (like a child) in the room and low and behold, it WAS Toploader!
Anyway, I digress, this post was to tell you about what I got up to last weekend! But seriously! TOPLOADER were playing!
Haidee (whose birthday it was) was surrounded by lots of friends and family who had clearly travelled from all over the country to be there and celebrate with her. The food was amazing too, I even got to join the queue with the guests and talk about how excited we all were about the band. Did I mention it was Toploader?
I got to the end of the night, wrapped up the last few shots and headed home. That drive home I was buzzing, I literally got to see one of my favourite bands up close in a private gig for about 60 people, ate great food, met some lovely people and made some new friends AND I did the job I love so much! It can't get any better than this. Can it? Here are a few pics from the night for you to enjoy…