I was posting updates each month and constantly feeling guilty about not keeping up with processing my photos, but this year I decided to stop doing that. Since my round-up of 2012 I did manage to post updates for both January and February but I’m still working on photos from March. So instead, going forward I’m going to post one or two shots from each set as I complete it.
I’m still working on my photos from the Marillion Weekend but I have already posted two sets from March:
I’ll still wrap up these posts with some links to my photos (on Flickr, 500px and my photoblog) and the TOPW group.
At last! OK, so probably no-one else cares, but it’s been bugging me that I’m over two months behind in posting my photos. I actually only shot twice in February, but they were both photo walks so I had two full days’ worth of photos to review, process and post.
So let’s get the show back on the road…
Been kind of distracted recently so, just like I said last month, I still haven’t posted any shots from February, let alone March!
Actually that’s not entirely true – I managed to process/post one shot from the TOPW/Toronto Urban Photography Festival events and a few from the Marillion Weekend in Montreal but there’s still lots to do.
I’m really hoping to post at least a few shots this weekend, although (as usual) I’ve got lots going on.
Marillion came on to a huge reception, of course – opening with Montreal was obvious but completely the right choice. I’ve liked Radiation since I first heard it, so I knew I’d enjoy this evening. [set list]
Saturday lunch time I headed over to Brutopia to see what was happening. Apparently Eric Blackwood (Edison’s Children) was playing but there were so many people it was impossible to see anything, and I ended up chatting with a couple of guys (Andy and Zach) from New York State.
The evening kicked off with Pete Trewavas performing some solo work, and then he was joined on stage by Eric Blackwood. Pete said he’d also played at Brutopia, but I completely missed that.
Sunday afternoon brought the fan events: “Q&A” and “Swap The Band”. There were some great/funny questions and answers, followed by the raffle and a few people being invited on stage to have their photographs taken with the band. Been there, done that!
We met Aaron & Mark the day before and were warned what was going to happen next – Aaron had arranged for the two of them to meet the band and then he proposed to Mark. I tried to find a spot to take some photos for them but Andy was on stage (and partially blocked me) so at least they’ll have some great photos to remember their day.
After a short “intermission”, everyone headed back to the L’Olympia for the final part of the weekend. Lucie Lynch opened, followed by Sound Of Contact with Simon Collins (son of Phil Collins) and John Wesley (who supported Marillion in 2011).
So that’s it for now. Yes, I’ve only posted one photo from Marillion’s Sunday night set – hopefully I’ll find time to post some more soon, but in the meantime you can find all my Marillion Weekend photos on Flickr. (Also check out my shots from the Marillion Weekend 2009 and 2011, and the Toronto stop of the North American Tour of 2012.)
Update: I don’t know how I skipped over the craziness of Friday night – maybe I had subconsciously blocked it out. In case you missed the story of that fiasco, here’s the quick version: we arrived in Montreal mid-afternoon and headed to the hotel; checked in; dropped things in our room and were getting ready to go out for dinner (and I’m checking my camera gear) when it dawned on me … I had left the Marillion tickets at home, on my desk! I didn’t even bother checking my bag – I knew I’d left them on my desk. Kerri checked her email (as she paid for the tickets) and called Andy, while I texted Andy and called the box office. I got the emails from Andy (who was checking in on our cats) with photos of the tickets just as I got through to the box office; the guy I spoke to was very calm (well one of us had to be!) and walked me through the process of getting the tickets re-printed. After about 20 minutes on hold with Admission.com, I spoke to someone who verified our order and said confirmation to the box office. Aside from avoiding the student protest, picking up the tickets was pretty painless. Phew!
It’s almost time for another Marillion weekend!
So here are some of my favourite photos from past Marillion concerts; click on an image to enlarge it, or the links below for all the photos from that particular event.
2012 North American tour (It was a crazy hot night at the Opera House!)