Yuck

A Yuck in the Dark

Moonlighting as a music journalist means I can't always keep up with the latest in the industry so didn't learn about the British indie rockers, Yuck until about a quarter year after their excellent self-titled debut released to critical acclaim. Luckily, I had the chance to catch them in time.
Doug Fir's lighting is always frustrating but when the opener, Unknown Mortal Orchestra played in near total darkness, I threw up my hand. Focusing on barely visible item on stage, I had to fire up the annoying flash and soon my neighbor asked me to stop while another photographer for the other side of the venue kept blinding us with flash - this is when it sucks to be a press photographer.
I hoped that Yuck would not also employ the same light design as UMO. They did't play in darkness, but the light was bad enough that I had to heavily rely on my 1.4f 50 mm lens and lean against a post to steady myself using shutter speed less than 1/50. Did not resort to flash. I think it didn't turned out better than I had feared.

Read Jesse's review for the show with embedded videos - forgot to switch to the camera with manual audio control for the 2out of 3 videos...

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