Gig Review – Will Young, Pub In The Park, St Albans, 15 September 2019

You could barely believe the difference 24 hours makes. From the sublime Hyde Park to arguably the most disorganised and unprofessional pit I’ve ever stepped in to.

I was really looking forward to this – a ‘home’ gig, less than 2 miles from my house. I’ve never shot a Will Young show so I grabbed a pass and decided to head down on what was a warm, sunny evening thinking I’d do 3 songs and be on my way home. Not so…

My accreditation was no different to pretty much everyone else hanging around backstage. Things didn’t seem quite right so I lined up at the side of the pit really quite early for Will Young and went in the moment I was allowed. There was one other photographer there.

Within a minute or two we were utterly surrounded with punters. The pit was full to bursting with around 100 or so fans – family, friends, who knows, but it made working almost impossible. The plus side was that while I’d been told my pass strictly gave me access for 3 songs only, seemingly now the pit was full of super-fans with cameras, I could do what I liked. So I did. He was quite funny actually, there was plenty of banter between songs, but I can’t say I’d rush to another show…