I was quite excited when I heard that BDolan was going to perform again in Preston. I was very excited when Dan agreed to let me photograph the night.
It was a cold wet windy day as the tail end of the hurricane hit Preston. I was pleased to be in the venue out of the weather. BDolan was already laying out merch which included great looking vinyl. It was probably a good job that I don't take a lot of cash with me!
The first act of the night was Person A who took to the stag with a good number of people in the venue. He performed a great set which went down well and had everyone warmed up. He performed a song accompanied by Tom on guitar dedicated to friends who are off traveling which went down well.
BDolan cuts a menacing figure as he stands in his black jacket hood shades onup back to the crowd. The background music level rises and BDolan starts his narration. The songs flow with the crowd instantly joining in singing along to the backing samples and responding to BDolan call and responses.
I am fortunate enough to have seen BDolan perform twice before and his songs seem more relevant now than ever. Look up the song "Who's side are you on".
The set went down really well with a good crowd making the room bounce to many of the songs.
I have listened to Sage Francis and was excited to see him live. He did not disappoint. He has a really clever set of lyrics and a lot of energy. He ran around the stage as he performed his songs and the crowd loved them all.
BDolan came back on stage to join Sage and they performed together. Individually they are great together they are even better.
At the end of the gig both performers left the stage and spent a long time chatting to fans and signing autographs.
Thanks to staff at 53 degrees
Thanks to all 3 performers for a great night
Big thanks to Dan for inviting me down and getting these brilliant performers to Preston.