These are far from my best pics of Joe, but as a record of history in the making they’ll do. You’ll also see one or two familiar faces.
As I was the first in the queue for the Shepherds Bush and Apollo shows I was able to get my favoured position on the rail. Once I’d thawed out that is.
I’ve given away one of Joe’s trade secrets in these shots, something which he referred to to the people sitting in the choir seats directly behind the stage at the RAH. No prizes for guessing the song, but which one is it? I know, do you?
02 Shepherds Bush
I saved a place for Pete at our favourite place on the rail (left of centre) so his videos and my pics are from the same angle.
These are the best of the bunch but could have done with a faster shutter speed. I also thought this was the best show of the run.
Royal Albert Hall
If you are wondering what Geoff is looking at in the first photo; the film crew had a remote controlled flying camera that they were using to film those queuing at each of the shows. It should be good for Buddy spotting when the DVD comes out.
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56