The Get Up Kids | Camden Underworld

The Get Up Kids at Camden Underworld, 5th October 2011. (Photographer: Jon Luton)

Anyone who knows me well, will know that The Get Up Kids are my favourite band of all time. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve photographed them/seen them live. This show was moved down from Koko to Camden Underworld. Camden Underworld would be one of my favourite venues to see live bands, as it’s small, you get close up with the band but is probably my least favourite to photograph at. Photographers are allowed to shoot from side on to the stage, which means it’s hard to get a great photo of the band members at the front of the stage. I decided that instead of photographing from there, I’d get down the front of the pit and shoot from front of stage. This means I didn’t really get to move about (as I would do if there was a photo pit), but I still managed to get a couple of shots I’m happy with.

This was probably was of my favourite sets I’ve seen The Get Up Kids do, lots of Four Minute Mile and Something To Write Home About songs in there, although they only played one song from Guilt Show. The new songs sound really good live, and the band looked liked they were having a great time. Highlight was probably their cover of Blurs Girls & Boys at the end. This was the last UK show the band are doing for probably another 18 months, so was well worth being at.

The Get Up Kids at Camden Underworld, 5th October 2011. (Photographer: Jon Luton)

The Get Up Kids at Camden Underworld, 5th October 2011. (Photographer: Jon Luton)

The Get Up Kids at Camden Underworld, 5th October 2011. (Photographer: Jon Luton)

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