There was one show which had been on my calendar since last year that I know I just couldn’t afford to miss. I’d bought tickets to see PVRIS in Manchester to see them on their first UK headline tour well in advance, but I really wanted to be in the photo pit too as they were great to shoot last year with LTA and at Slam Dunk Festival.
As it got closer I was starting to panic I wouldn’t get onto the photo pass list, but luckily it was all sorted in the nick of time!
The place was heaving! The excitement for PVRIS at that moment was sky high with them just releasing a couple of brand new tracks, and you could feel it in the air as the crowd eagerly awaited them to take the stage. As ever, as fun as PVRIS are to shoot, they always come with their challenges when indoors. The guitarists and drummer are always hidden out of the limelight to the sides of the stage, so that was one the biggest challenge I had: getting great shots of the full band. As for Lynn Gunn, she was darting around the stage making it tricky to catch the killer shot, especially when the photo pit was ram packed to the brim.
If I’m completely honest, I left the pit a little disappointed as I knew I didn’t quite get the shots I wanted, and It did put a downer on the show for a while, especially as after the first 3 songs, the set slowed down an awful lot which was a bit tedious for me to watch. But the PVRIS that I love so much bounced into action as they played my favorite track ‘Let Them In’ which was absolutely electric! It sent the floor into a mass moshpit, which managed to pick the show right up and continue through to the end.
Looking back the disappointment I felt on the night was likely to be purely because of my high expectations of them, and in reflection, it was a pretty good show! We just need PVRIS to re appear soon with some new material before everyone get a little bored of hearing them with the same old tracks.
I’m more than intrigued to see what the next chapter of PVRIS holds for us all!
Check out more shots from this show over on my Facebook Photography Page here!