The Fratellis @ Webster Hall, NYC – 6.13.08
I had the pleasure of shooting the Fratellis show for Prefixmag.com last Friday and I got some good shots of the Scottish rock band. Their new album “Here We Stand” is out now on Interscope Records and think it’s pretty good. It took me a few listens to really like it, and seeing the songs played live made me like the album even more. It was nice to finally hear songs from their first album as well.
The band opened with “My Friend John” and that song is probably my favorite off the new album. They played a lot of songs off both their albums. I think the most notable songs of the night included “Whistle for the Choir” (my favorite), “Chelsea Dagger,” “Mistress Mabel,” “Babydoll,” “Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night” and “Flathead.” I wasn’t really too impressed with the band’s stage presence and thought they just stood there for the most part. Occasionally they would move around. Other than that, I enjoyed their show a lot.
The lighting for the show was fairly good; it was better as the set went along. Like the set for Airborne Toxic Event, there was no security in the photo pit so none of the photographers left after the 3rd song. I left around the 6th or 7th song and wanted to watch the show from the left side of the stage. The security finally realized the photographers were still in the pit and kicked out the remaining few around the 14th song. Just like for ATE, I shoot the Fratellis set with the 70-200mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4, and 18-70mm f3.5 lenses. I shot at 1600 ISO for most of the set and around 1/125-1/160.
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