I’ve been shooting concerts and festivals on and off for the past 5 years now and all of these items are things that bother me too.
Just because that pass around your neck says PRESS, it doesn?t mean you get to act like you own the place. Drill one thing into your head: it is a PRIVILEGE for you to be in this pit. You are here for FREE. You may even be getting PAID to be in there. This does not make you better than everyone else. I?ve seen photographers get mad at bouncers, stage hands, roadies etc all because someone told them to get out of the area. YOU are not contributing to the show, they are. Listen to them and do what they say. Remember this: THE BAND IS THERE FOR THE FANS, NOT FOR YOU OR YOUR GODDAMN PORTFOLIO.