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did you try and take your nice 'professional' DSLR? that was probably the problem.


Jonny - I never have a problem when I tuck my small digital camera in with me - looking to buy another one as the one I have sucks at taking night pictures - and I think the cost for pocket digitals that work for night photography is starting to go down in price.

James Stewart

I tend to leave my camera at home when going to gigs unless I know for sure the venue allows them, or I know the artists. It's a shame that venues/artists don't tend to have more enlightened attitudes to photography -- it's free publicity after all -- but I'd rather lose out on a few good photos than have to work out what to do with my SLR.

Like becky I'm considering getting a new compact that's good at low light shots to take along to gigs, but I'm holding off at least until I'm next in the US since they're so much cheaper over there.


Saw them two years ago twice - once in the intimate surroundings of the Empire Ballroom Blackpool and then in Meadowbank Sports Arena Edinburgh - both times camera was no problem - in fact there seemed to be many who were carrying small recording studios with them - couldn't get tickets this time round - they are legendary - glad you got in . . .


DSLR paranoia. I had been taking photos all over the place. The day I went out with a 1970's film SLR loaded with black and white film was the first time anyone even batted an eyelid. I have a very artistic shot of some people with some PCSO's pointing and waving at me - and no doubt pulling out a camera phone to take a shot for posterity.


People take cameras everywhere. Photos frommobile phones and compact digitals abound. What they don't want is any flattering photos to be taken that could show the artist in a good light. They want blurred shots from dodgy angles. They may as well issue dodgy cameras at the gates.

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