Last night I was at the Gavin Degraw show here in Stockholm. It was magical. It brought to life so many memories from my teenage hood. I have known Gavin Degraw since 2004, mostly from his song at the CW series, One Tree Hill.
Last night I had the pleasure to be at his show and shoot almost like a professional photographer. I was so excited that this moment finally came and I was able to stand right in front of him, capture his amazing performance and also have so much fun. Along with me, there were a couple of other photographers , bloggers, journalists also to do pretty much the same thing with me. When the time came, a security guy came and picked us up from the press entrance and we started walking fast kinda like the walking that you see in action movies. We were heading towards the stage, passing through security guys, weird corridors, technicians who were working with lights, cables and so on. I soon realized that we were actually backstage and nowhere near the screaming crowd. I am pretty sure that somewhere around me, in some of those weird doors that we were passing by, Gavin Degraw with his band were preparing for the show. Exactly like I have been dreaming pretty much my whole life that the backstage of a rock show would be.
When we finally got in front of the stage, the excitement was beyond words, but I tried to pull it together you know ’cause that’s what professionals do haha! A couple of minutes later, there he was. Exactly like I used to see him on his record covers, on One Tree Hill, on his videos. He is such a good performer and he also has a great sense of humor. The show was amazing, with so much energy, passion and emotions. I really hope they come back really soon. I am going to ask them to take me with them next time they are around! Who knows maybe I can turn out to be their manager!
Here are the moments captured on my camera! You can also check out my instagram page, as I upload videos directly from the shows. http://instagram.com/irenepavlidi