It felt like 1993 all over again at the Adelaide Oval when Pearl Jam took the stage. Truly only getting better with age the show packed in a wide variety of songs from the back catalogue plus a bunch of newer ones and whether you agree with it or not, steered clear of their biggest selling songs “Better Man” & “Daughter”. No complaints here, the show was brilliant.
Photographically, this stage was higher off the ground than any festival stage I’ve shot at (including the BDO). Normally I am cool with that as I hold my camera high on my right arm to get at least level with the stage while using my wide lens. Tonight during Pearl Jam I had some wanker security guy tell me not to (??) wtf? He then instructed me that I could only shoot from head high. Again, ??? Hmmm, would like to have had a chat with him, but 3 songs doesn’t leave time to argue with some beefed up wanker on a authority trip, so I let it ride.