Global Gathering 2012
Posted by Guest Writer on Thu, 09 Aug 2012.
This year Global Gathering was looking really promising. With a great line up of people like Skrillex, DJ Fresh, Chase and Status, Nero etc. I've decided I want to cover it as I haven't done the Global before, and that the lineup was exceptionally good this year. The weather was perfect that weekend, maybe even a little too hot for my liking... but I hear that this festival is very lucky when it comes to weather, as every year it seems to be sunny, or so people say.
From the very first time you arrive, you can feel the atmosphere. With music blasting from every corner and people dancing literally everywhere, and once the event kicked in, the place really came to live. The first night was most memorable for Skrillex. He was one of the most anticipated DJ's there and he really delivered, bringing in massive smoke machines, some fireworks and his new Spaceship DJ Booth... that really does take off! That's all under a massive tent at the Global, not even the main Stage!
Rest of the weekend was just as great as the first night. Main stage attracted thousands of people for Chase and Status who delivered, but it wasn't the quality I was expecting. It could be something with the stage... It definitely didn't sound as impressive as the second stage where Skrillex performed the day before. Nero had one of the greatest entrances on the festival. They didn't walk on stage, they just appeared there. It was like an illusion to your eyes, it was quite something... and did I mention they were brilliant?
Overall the event was really good, although it could be organised a little better. The security really doesn't know what they're doing most of the time and it took me an hour to find the press office, as no one knew where it was! With my photos I tried to show not only the people performing on stage but also to capture the atmosphere, with one being a flare being thrown during the Chase and Status gig. Mainly it was all about the continuity for me, with relatively the same framing for every band at the same distance. The only thing that changes in the shots, is not technique, but the band.
Reviews by Patryk Wojnarowski
Photographs copyright Patryk Wojnarowski and used by The Jitty with permission, and more photographs from the event can be found here: http://musicflood.net/festivals/global-gathering-2012/