From Madness to Mayhem

July 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A week ago today I had the pleasure of being in the pit at Glastonbury for Dolly Parton's performance on the Sunday afternoon. It was the busiest pit I think I have ever worked in and quite a mad surreal experience with the atmosphere. Even the security were dancing to 'Jolene'.

PERFORMANCES AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL  AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, WORTHY FARM, PILTON, UK ON 29/06/2014PERFORMANCES AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, WORTHY FARM, PILTON, UK ON 29/06/2014Pilton, UK, 29/06/2014 : Performances at Glastonbury Festival . Dolly Parton plays. Person. The security team join and and dance to the song 'Jolene' . Picture by Julie Edwards

Last night, at Hyde Park, I experienced the opposite as a massive crowd crush halted the concert and many were treated within the pit.

THE LIBERTINES PLAY BRITISH SUMMERTIME HYDE PARK AT HYDE PARK, LONDON, UK ON 05/07/2014THE LIBERTINES PLAY BRITISH SUMMERTIME HYDE PARK AT HYDE PARK, LONDON, UK ON 05/07/2014London, UK, 05/07/2014 : The Libertines play British Summertime Hyde Park. The gig was halted for 10 to 15 minutes during the 2nd song (Boys In A Band) due to crowd crush. Picture by Julie Edwards

 

When something like this happens it's time photographers have to make snap decisions, it is a news story, we do need to record it, the question is how and what. My aim with this shot was to show the melee in the pit without focusing or really showing any one individual and without intruding. 

I hope i succeeded.

 


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