It's rare you get approached to shoot legend of such magnitude. I'd been fortunate last year in crossing The Rolling Stones off my bucket list, and I'm delighted I can now scratch the former Faces frontman from that list too.
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, having not shot Rod before, but I did know a lot had gone into the production of the show and there was going to be plenty to capture. I had to keep my performance shots to the first few songs, and we were positioned a good distance into the crowd, so had to dust off my 300mm f2.8L lens with a 1.4x. Thankfully the show was lit well enough that i could afford the few stops of aperture that the extender cost me.
The rest of my evening was spent pottering around the crowd, looking for interesting characters (lots of wigs and Celtic shirts, obviously) and angles of the stage. Crowd favourite 'Sailing' made my life a lot easier, with the huge crowd pulling out their phones, which made for an awesome spectacle.
It was a privilege to finally photograph Sir Rod - and at 74, he proved he could still put on a top show.