I arrived late, halfway through the set. I didn’t feel like it was fair to try and push my way up to the front of the crowd who’d been waiting outside so they could get up close and personal. I pulled out my camera only to find the “No Card” message. My first thought, ahh… should have check that. Second thought, so be it. I took a shot with my iPhone from the back and settled in to enjoy the music.
There were some familiar faces in the crowd, that didn’t surprise me. Canadian country is a pretty small world. I’d noticed CMT’s Paul McGuire by the front door when I came in. Always nice to see Paul. I was also lucky enough to run into a very familiar face from Boots & Hearts, Special Events and Communications Coordinator, Justine Creagmile. Justine mentioned she was surprised to see me standing in the back, she’s used to seeing me up front shooting away. I shared the story of the SD card and she was kind enough to offer up her photos from the front. Thanks Justine! She’s picked up a new gig at a Toronto PR company, JMC Public Relations.
Lesson learned. I’ll be carrying an extra SD card at all times and checking the camera before I head out to shows. But… sometimes, it’s just about the music.