Who: Billy Idol
When: August 31, 2019
Where: PNE Concert Series, Vancouver BC
Growing up in the ’80s allowed me to see several of my favourite artists perform live; many of which are still enjoying their success and currently touring. I never got the opportunity to see Billy Idol, until this past weekend at the Summer Nights Concert Series at the PNE in Vancouver. Standing at the front of the stage, camera ready, I was just hoping my anxious anticipating would allow me to hold my camera steady and literally focus on getting some great shots of Billy Idol.
The first 3 songs went by so fast! And, it was awesome! Covering songs from Generation X to his highly successful solo career during the ’80s, all executed flawlessly. Billy Idol has such incredible stage presence, along with Steve Stevens and the rest of Idol’s band, performed like no time had passed since these songs were first heard. Idol commented on how much he loved Vancouver and Canada and how special it was for him when he first started on his solo career; playing “White Wedding” for the first time in Canada so many years ago.
The crowd was singing, and yelling to “Rebel Yell”, I’m sure you could hear us all across the fairgrounds!
For more photos from the show, head to our Facebook page!
I am a west coast girl all the way; born and raised in Vancouver, BC. My first memory of a song was from The Beatles and I have LOVED music ever since! I am proud of our Canadian talent and and huge fan of music from all genres. It is a passion of mine to be able to put both music and photography together and capture dramatic images of live concert photography. Having several years in office administration and more than a decade as an executive assistant for a local aviation company, I decided to follow my passion for photography and in 2016 took it to a new level and immersed myself in concert/live event photography along with portraiture and scenics. I have always encouraged my now 2 grown daughters to find something they love and make it their career; I decided to take my own advice and now I am experiencing my own journey as a music photographer.