Kelley Photography

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The 1975 with Young Rising Sons and Cruisr

The 1975 with Young Rising Sons and Cruizr live at Soma San Diego.

 

I have always believed that music holds its power on how it connects itself to and moves people. It isn't simply the right combination of power chords and catchy lines that make a song rise above the others, it is also and foremost the amount of different lives it can attract. How many people it can in fact bring together past the opposing political views, different backgrounds , age groups and life experiences. I was raised in a family that infused the love of art and music in me. I am not saying they understood what  probably souded like garage noise to them, but they not only allowed me to listen but encouraged me to listen to music of all kinds and they sat through long lines at concerts, long drives to venues at time and yes even picked me up from a few venues after I faiinted from a mixture of ehaustion, emotions.....teenage syndrome I might call it.  I know I am babbling a bit but this show definitely brought back some memories. I remember taking a train from Italy at 15 with a friend of mine who was 17 all the way to Germany to see MIchael Jackson, I remember we slept outside the venue under the rain and it just didn't matter, the cold  the fear were simply owerpowered by our excitement....and that is the same excitement I saw in the eyes of the hundreds of screaming teenage girls that were crowding the parking lot of SOMA that night....taking it over actually. From the moment I crossed the street I could hear kids singing, screaming, the lines wrapped around the entire building!  I talked to a few of them and they told me they had been inline since 10 am that morning, and in case some of you aren't quite familiar with SOMA it opens its doors at 7pm.....Now that's devotion, and it doesn't only prove how dedicated the1975 fans are but it has to say something about the bad as well. As adults we often tend to look back at the music which had touched our younger yeards as the end of great music and I am happy to say that through my concert photography I have now closed down that musical cemetary... Music is alive and kicking this days, and I think that yes, Manchaster has indeed brought us another great musical gift. The Entire show was full of energy and emotions, I had to duck a few times while shooting because fainting girls were being raised above my head from the bouncers who I might say had their work cut out for them that night. From Young Rising Sons, To Cruisr and of course the headlining 1975 the energy just kept on going . All three the bands were so well received each could have headlined the night. My personal highlights of the show was to watch this one 14 year old dance her heart out in the back singing along every word of every song the 1975 performed. as I was asking her what her favorite soing were she briefly sayd "me" and then she started screaming "we want sex, we want sex..." along probably every other girl in the room...to which demand the band of course surrendered. 

Young Rising Sons 

Young Rising Sons

Young Rising Sons

 

Cruisr 

Cruisr

Cruisr

The 1975 

 

 

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