Gig Review – Muse, World War Z Premier, Horse Guards Parade, 2 June 2013

I’ve never had much luck with Muse. This was my third show of their’s but it’s never quite gone my way before. So I thought that getting to shoot the World War Z premier show at Horse Guard’s Parade could be third time lucky. It so easily could have been so but actually it was a really difficult shoot. They had an odd shaped runway out in to the crowd but we weren’t allowed around it, but in the end Matt didn’t use it while we were shooting. That was because our two song allocation included a recorded intro before the show started which bizarrely counted as the first song! So we were booted out without any warning after one song much to the dismay of the good folks from Freud PR.

Typically he strutted out on to the runway almost immediately after that and no doubt half the front row got amazing shots on their point and shoots of him down on his knees singing – precisely the shots we wanted but couldn’t get!

Shooting in Horse Guards Parade though was memorable, as was the fact that this was a one off free show to promote their music in Brad Pitt’s World War Z movie which premiered earlier in the evening. Maybe it’ll be fourth time lucky with Matt Bellamy and co.