On 13th September 2014 1500 young music fans descended upon Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire for the UK’s premier one day, youth music event.
This is a blog about Butserfest. I’ve been thanked in a couple of live reviews following the event, and in online posts, along with my definite partner in crime Michael Goncalves. I’m not complaining about that, it’s amazingly awesome to be thanked in this way (THANK YOU so much if you did this) and I’m extremely grateful that ANYONE recognises my…our efforts, because my absolute soul goes into helping organise the event every year. In fact so much of my soul goes into it that for at least 4 months over the summer I often forget that I have a photography/video business to run and end up neglecting the fact I should be pimping my own stuff too so I can actually get more photography work and you know, pay my bills.
The point of this blog though is that me and Mike do play a part in the organisation of this (and several other small music events), but we’re just a part of a much bigger machine. There are many MANY people who work at East Hampshire District Council who also put a lot of time (often their own time) and passion into making the event a success. It’s always the people in the background who are the unsung heroes. So this is my THANK YOU to them, not only for funding and putting on one of my very favourite small UK music events, but also for employing me to do some trusted jobs and giving me the responsibilities they do, and allowing me to be a part of something I love so so much. And long may it continue.
Okay, gonna mention it, hopefully without this being in any way preachy or turning into a huge bloody blog as per. I got nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday (thanks Tim btw). I’m choosing not to do it. Not because it’s not for a good cause, every charity fundraiser is a good cause, because no-one wants to see me pour water over myself after seeing a million other videos online, I don’t particularly wish to pour water over myself, and because there are dozens of other charities I would rather donate money to.
Filmed on location in Southampton, at Connery’s Barbers.
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The day before I left to go to Glastonbury something rather fucking fantastic happened, that I haven’t yet had a chance to tell anyone. I got offered an official endorsement from Calumet Photographic!! It’s a pretty huge deal and I’m soo stoked they approached me saying they wanted us to work together. Yay! :D
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