Zebrahead + Army Of Freshmen | Islington O2 Academy

This was the second date of the current Zebrahead & Army Of Freshmen tour I’ve managed to get along to. Both bands are great live, putting on a high energy pop rock show.

I was down at the venue hanging out early, so took a few shots of the Zebrahead guys soundchecking, whilst I was helping set up the Army Of Freshmen gear.

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

As I was teching for Army Of Freshmen, I didn’t get to take any photos from down the front in the photo pit, instead I had my camera within arms reach on stage, so I could snap away when I thought a good shot would present its self. This meant I did get the kind of shots I would have liked, but I got a different view from the many other photographers at the gig.

Army Of Freshmen at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Army Of Freshmen at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Army Of Freshmen at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Army Of Freshmen at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

For Zebrahead I was shooting down the front in the photopit with many other photographers. The lighting was tough, many blue, purple and red, so I used a very low power on my flash, to light up the band without killing the lights in the background.

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

After three songs from the photopit, I headed upstairs to get some stage and crowd shots, and tried to get some crowd surfer shots. Not great, but these are the best I managed.

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

Zebrahead at Islington O2 Academy, 7th December 2011 (Jon Luton)

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