Opening for Death Cab for Cutie, Beijing

Once upon a time, I used to go to quite a few concerts – I think this one was about ten years ago. I lived in Beijing at the time where there are quite a few auditoriums for bands to perform at and each one had its own challenges if you wanted to take photos.

In this situation, the challenge was that you were quite a long way from the stage – so you need a long lens which some venues won’t allow you to bring in. In this case I had a Sony sel 55-210 which doesn’t tend to do well in online reviews. It is plasticky and feels cheap – but it has stabilisation (which is handy in the dark) and here at least, was sharp enough.

These guys were the warmup for Death Cab for Cutie – and I think they did – ok.

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