I’ve never thought one of my bucket list artists appears in front of my camera so soon!
The last time I saw Stewart Copeland was The Police’s reunion tour back in 2008 in Tokyo. I was in the audience and watching the show. I couldn’t be happier… Now I’m working as a photographer and capturing him! Words can not describe my feeling.
The shooting was really tough. I was allowed to shoot first 3 songs only from the far side. I could hardly find space to move. I think the audience in the front row might get better shots with their cell phones… Anyway, it’s my job and I was allowed to bring my Sony and telephoto lens. The first 3 songs were played from their self-titled debut album ‘Gizmodrome’. I felt the shooting time was too short! When I was leaving the venue, I could hear they were playing ‘Miss Gradenko’ from The Police’s last album ‘Synchronicity’, which I used to listen at least ten thousand times. I was filled with deep emotion and almost in tears.
STEWART COPELAND: drums and vocals
ADRIAN BELEW: guitars and vocals
MARK KING: bass and vocals
VITTORIO COSMA: organ and keyboards
(PETE RAY BIGGIN: drums)
1. Amaka Pipa || 2. Man in the Mountain || 3. Stay Ready || 4. Miss Gradenko (The Police cover) || 5. Summer’s Coming || 6. Sweet Angels (Rule the World) || 7. Elephant Talk (King Crimson cover) || 8. Does Everyone Stare (The Police cover) || 9. Zombies in the Mall || 10. Ride Your Life || 11. Excesses (Klark Kent cover) || 12. I Know Too Much || 13. Darkness (The Police cover) || 14. Zubatta Cheve || 15. Young Lions (Adrian Belew song) || 16. Strange Things Happen || 17. Don’t Box Me In (Stewart Copeland song) || 18. Spin This || Encore || 19. Thela Hun Ginjeet (King Crimson cover) || 20. Bombs Away (The Police cover)