This week’s Velvet Moment was taken during my recent trip to the Benicassim Festival in Spain, where I had a pass to enter the photographers’ pit during the performances. It was an incredible experience to be mashed in between the band on the stage and probably 30,000 wild fans behind us. My initial focus was to take some pictures of the band (Vampire Weekend was performing) but as the song came to an end, the fans went crazy, jumping and cheering. The energy was almost tangible. I swung around as the stage lights changed to a bright blue hue, emanating an unworldly blue glow over the crowd. This picture I took turned out to be one of my absolute favourites of this festival – I love it just the way it is, without any digital enhancements. A big hug goes to the girl for wearing that awesome orange hat! 🙂
Note: my trip to the Benicassim Festival 2010 was sponsored by the Land of Valencia.