Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Benicassim Festival

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Note: my trip to the Benicassim Festival 2010 was sponsored by the Land of Valencia.

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5 Responses to “Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Benicassim Festival”

  1. matt caplan 26/04/2011 1:26 pm

    If your looking for an affordable and exiting way to get to Benicassim festival this year i would highly recommend Music Festival Holidays. They run road trip style tours out to European festivals. They organise coach transport from the UK that stops off en-route to the festival for party nights out! The full weekend camping ticket, travel and accommodation for the stop offs is all included in the package price. Go here for more info on their Bencassim trip

  2. Ivo Stoichev 02/08/2010 12:16 pm

    That’s an amazing picture. It must have been one big event, wasn’t it ? You’re very lucky to have been there. And the light effects … almost make me want to sing “I’m blue daba-dee daba-da”. Once again , very good shot ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Amy @ The Q Family 29/07/2010 2:00 am

    That’s way cool! What a perfect color to show the vibe. But the guy in the white shirt looked so serious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. velvet 28/07/2010 12:18 pm

    Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Mei! Love it that you love this shot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. cumidanciki 28/07/2010 12:14 pm

    oh wow.. blue is the new black! LOL. man that is one cool shot. I’m looking more at them stormtrooper shades than the orange hat! you did it.. u captured the vibe!

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