After releasing their new album, That's the Spirit, Bring Me The Horizon headed out on a North American tour with openers PVRIS and Issues, making a stop in Toronto on Oct.8/15.
I'm not sure why, but being at this concert made me want to work in the music industry more than ever. I've known that this is what I wanted, but being such a hard industry to break into, I've been very close to giving up multiple times.
Something about standing in the extremely packed venue, watching fans scream their favourite lyrics back and the bands feeding off the energy really opened my eyes and made me realize that this industry is worth all of the hard work, late nights, and stress that comes when trying to make it.
PVRIS started off the night and like every other time I've seen them, absolutely blew me away. I love watching the ladies kill it in the music industry and Lynn has one of the most powerful voices I've ever heard.
Issues performed next and really got the crowd pumped up. I've never seen these guys before but they were so fun to watch. They looked like they were having a blast on stage and had the crowd jumping and singing.
Then of course, Bring Me The Horizon. I entered the photopit and I could already tell it was going to be a crazy night. With the other photographers and security needing room to pull people out of the crowd, I had little space. Before the band even came on, I saw security pull out two passed out girls.
Of course when the band did come on stage, the screams were deafening.
I've never been a huge Bring Me The Horizon fan (although I was very impressed by their new album), but I have to say they were one of my favourite bands to shoot. Oliver Sykes was very connected to the music, showing a lot of emotion. I love when bands get into their music, it makes the show (and shooting!) so much more interesting. After shooting the first few songs, and having Sykes come into the crowd and almost step on me, I headed to the back of the venue to watch the madness. Normally I love going into crazy crowds...but not when I have a camera on me. There was no way my camera was surving that, I've never seen to many people going crazy and so many legs/arms sticking out as crowdsurfers tried to get to the front.
Anyways, that's enough talking, here are some of my favourite photos. All they used was a backlight/screen, which gave some of my images a cool look.