Nov 1

Gyroscope @ Metro City 031008

Category: Live Photography

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Gyroscope, Metro City

Gyroscope’s epic ‘Australia’ tour came to a close with a sell out show at Metro City at the start of October. They’re only the second Perth band in my own recent memory to sell out this venue, so it’s a big deal, and a huge achievement by the boys. As seems to be the norm these days, I found myself there with camera in hand (with thanks to Rob who sorted out my pit access).

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Kevin Mitchell, Jebediah

The night’s warm-up came courtesy of scene stalwarts Jebediah, and a band I seem to be constantly praising, Sugar Army. I didn’t do so well in the time-management stakes, totally missing Sugar Army, and walking into the venue as Jebediah started. Quick dash down to the pit, and away I went.

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Kevin Mitchell, Jebediah

Was fairly unsettled by the mad dash in to catch the set, so the Jebs stuff didn’t turn out overly stunning. It was ok, but nothing particularly interesting. I wish I’d known how relaxed security were going to be, another song or two in the pit would’ve improved my haul considerably.

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Dan Sanders, Gyroscope

There’s not too much I can say about Gyroscope that I haven’t said before. Their sets are all relatively similar, but all similarly awesome. And it’s very handy for me that they stick to somewhat of a routine. Some songs I know I can relax, some I have to┬ábe en garde for Dan’s crowdsurfing antics.

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Zoran Trivic, Gyroscope

Under usual circumstances, I wouldn’t have any restrictions with these guys, but being Metro City, the standard ‘three songs no flash’ came into play. I wasn’t totally sure if I’d get all the shots I wanted within three songs, so when time was up, I went to the edge of the pit, still behind the barrier. My sneaky shots became more blatant as I realised security didn’t give a damn what I was doing, as long as I didn’t get in their way. Crowd shots like the first photo in the post wouldn’t have been possible otherwise, so I was pretty grateful that they were being leniant.

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Dan Sanders, Gyroscope

The fact I’ve photographed these guys about a million times means I’m always on the lookout for ‘different’ shots. This┬áshoot wasn’t too bad, as I hadn’t photo’d them at this particular venue before, but I was still chasing photos way different than the standard ‘singer at a mic’ shots. I’m pretty happy with my set, there were a whole bunch more that didn’t make it into this post, and the wealth of excess seems to be a happy trend when it comes to my photographic relationship with these guys.

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Dan Sanders, Gyroscope

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Brad Campbell, Gyroscope

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Zoran Trivic, Gyroscope

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Zok & Dan, Gyroscope

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Rob Nassif, Gyroscope

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Dan Sanders, Gyroscope (with some festive lighting)

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Dan Sanders, Gyroscope

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  1. Anthony November 2nd, 2008 10:24 am

    I think maybe the only other Perth band to sell out Metro City is Pendulum, if you can call them a band. :P

  2. Jacinta November 2nd, 2008 11:47 am

    Well, I don’t think Pendulum count, cause they’re not based in Perth any more. Eskimo Joe sold it out when they released A Song is a City.

  3. Kristen November 3rd, 2008 7:29 am

    great shots :)

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