After months of not doing much photography, I finally got my drive back and emailed the lovely people at Het Depot to ask if I could shoot a couple of concert for them. They happily accepted and I replied with 4 concerts I would like to do.
The first one was last Wednesday, De Heideroosjes. Talk about a blast from the past?When I was 17/18 years old, I listened to these guys a lot and saw them live on a number of occasions (7 different concert as memory servers, probably more) and I own all their albums on cd. Now, 7 years later, the band it calling it quits and it doing a goodbye tour through The Netherlands and Belgium. First stop: Het Depot. And I was there.
The concert sold out, the hall was packed and the atmosphere was great. Personally, I didn't like the pre show at all, but they only played 4 or 5 songs so?(If you have to ask the crowd to do a circle pit or give away a t-shirt for someone to start crowd surfing, you're forcing it.)
The main course however, was delicious. While the guys have gotten a lot older, they're still just as explosive and in your face as they were 7 years ago. I was in the front row, just left of stage center and had an absolute blast. It was loud, hot, sweaty and I made some nice images. You can find the full set here.