Dublin Camden Crawl – Sunday 5th May 2013:
The Black Lips and O Emperor where two bands I was extremely looking forward to see and to have the opportunity to photograph.
Croupier kicked off Sunday playing the Button Factory, after some time I ventured across the city to catch The Picktish Trail who were playing Whelans. While waiting for Bouts to start I was fortunately able to photograph and see a band called Kid Canaveral, a Scottish band who in my opinion were exceptionally good, lead singer David MacGregor cracked jokes and performed a great show. Kid Canaveral was the standout of Sunday thus far.
O Emperor being a favourite band of mine played in front of an intimate crowd in Whelans and I was thrilled be given the opportunity to photograph them and having only seen them perform live once before, they were still unbelievable, if not better the second time round.
As I headed back toward Temple Bar to catch The Black Lips I arrived a bit early and saw the last 20 minutes of a group called Prince Rama, from what I witnessed these were incredibly energetic and not only did they perform on stage, they jumped down and performed their last song on the venue floor where the crowd formed a circle around the two singers as they danced and sang with much applause and left the audience stunned with what can only be said a night to remember.
American rock band The Black Lips were the last band I was to see and photograph. They performed in front of a packed audience at the Button Factory and ended the Dublin Camden Crawl on a high for me.
Without a doubt The Black Lips were one of my favourite bands of the Sunday along with Kid Canaveral who I thought were not going to be any good, but upon hearing them they were electric in given the audience both incredible vocals with each and every one of their joyfully written songs and laughter with many jokes to be heard throughout the set.
If you missed the Dublin Camden Crawl this year for whatever reason I assure you that next year I would recommend you to buy a ticket. It was very well run and everything from start to finish ran very smoothly and with a weekend pass priced at €55 it was a steal considering the line-up was immense. I’ll definitely be going back next year!