Gig Review – Red Hot Chili Peppers, O2 Arena, 5 December 2016

Just wow. What an amazing show. It’s about 3-4 years since I last photographed them and although I got good shots that time, I came away underwhelmed with what I’d got. Tonight though was one of those nights where great light combined with the band being absolutely on fire and seemingly I was generally pointing the right lens in the right direction when great moments like the one above happened.

Here, Flea bent right over during a bass solo and was absolutely going for it. The stage was low enough for once for full length shots and even though you can’t see his face I like the intensity of it. There were plenty of other moments too, and it was one of the highlights of the year for me.

Everything came together tonight, it’s just a crying shame their contract doesn’t allow agency syndication because it was almost impossible not to come away with a lovely set of images.