Alright massive fan-boy moment! I’ve been a HUGE fan of The Beatles since forever. I can’t remember when my obsession began but I remember getting Anthology 1 and obsessing over every single track, especially all the behind the scenes outtakes and extra bits. Free as a Bird is one of my favourite all time Beatles songs because I vividly remember the first time sitting there listening to it and the way that felt. It’s also my dream to be able to play Let it Be on the piano, right now I can just about manage the first 4 bars!
So… being given the chance to do some concert photography in Manchester for The Bootleg Beatles, was such a cool thing! And there was a moment as I started to photograph their opening track and I was totally and utterly convinced I was photographing the real thing. I had this crazy ‘oh my gosh it’s John Lennon’ moment! Sounds crazy but it’s true!
I was given full access to photograph this Bootleg Beatles concert however I saw fit, and their costumes, mannerisms and everything is SO Beatles-like I just captured it like the true Beatles fan-boy I am! Their rendition this night of All You Need is Love is one of my life highlights!
If you can, get to see the Bootleg Beatles at your next opportunity! Enjoy this concert photography!