For people that have been paying attention to my blog and other social medias, know that I've met and photographed De Vet Du a couple times by now. De Vet Du recently started their spring/summer tour and their first stop was at Trädgårn in Göteborg a week after the Melfest season ended. Since Jenevia was still in Sweden and she was coming down to Göteborg to meet some people, she decided to join me to the show as well. In this blog post, I will share photographs of De Vet Du's show and stories from being on set.
First of all, I didn't even know about their gig at Trädgårn until Johan posted a photo about something that wasn't even related to their tour but he mentioned it in one of all his hashtags very briefly that they were going to perform in Göteborg. Mind that, this was probably a little over a week before the show. This happens way too often, not only when it comes to De Vet Du but also with other Swedpop artists. It's so hard to find information about their gigs that I happen to miss their gigs when they are nearby.
After a lot of many ifs and buts, we managed to reach out to the guys and be given access to their show. It's always nervousing to photograph at a club scene because the lack of light in that enviroment. Specially at De Vet Du's set because they like to have an even darker setting than usual which makes my job a lot more challenging. Usually when I'm photographing gigs, I'm by myself or at sometimes I have Carol with me. This time was different because Jenevia was with me and it was nice getting to experience that as well.
We arrived at the venue early enough for us to settle in, get prepared for the show and get some footage beforehand. I knew I had been giving the access to photograph the whole show, but I wanted to make sure I talked to the security by the stage so they know who I was and what's going on to let them know that Jenevia and myself would be running around during the show to get footage.
The show started with DJ-Hunk coming on stage to do his regular intro before the other guys entered the stage to welcome the audience. After my previous experiences at De Vet Du's shows, I knew what I could expect from the show which made it a lot more easier for me to plan my shots. I know from before that they like to have photos where you can see how big of an audience they had but also cool shots of them individual.
Photographing a show where I have the full access to all areas to be able to play around with different angles is heaven! I do the most to make sure I have vary shots from the show and plays around with the angles and the lighting.
At one point in the show, DJ-Hunk pick someone from the audience to join them stage and Tor gets a bit of moment for himselves. He gets too hot, take his clothes off and give this person a lapdance. So if you happen to be at one of their shows and wants to come up on stage, make sure to be in the front and make yourself stand out from the rest of the audience for Hunk to notice you. Haha.
After a couple songs in, I gladly saw that Trädgårn had changed their backstage area to the stage so I could easily get an angle taking photosgraphs from the stage to capture the guys facing the audience. Despite the fact that I was struggling a bit with taking photos, it was a lot of fun being back on set of a concert and doing what I love. It was nice seeing De Vet Du's show and feel the vibe from the audince. If you are a fan of the guys's content, you will enjoy the show. I think each one of their personalities gets to be shown on stage and it's nice to see. But for some reason, I think the set was much shorter than usual. At least it felt like it was rushed but I did my best to get what I could.
Jenevia and I went backstage after the show to say hi to the guys. I had told them that I wanted to take a proper photo of them when things were not as crazy. We talked for a bit and took some photos. The guys were about to go out to meet their fans while Jenevia and I recorded some last footage and packed our stuff.
Before we left the venue, we looked for the guys in the club to say bye and thank them for giving us the access. It was so funny when we were going to get their attention. They had a lot people around them, mostly girls trying to get their attention to talk with them. I only tapped the guys on their shoulders to get their attention while these girls were trying the most. And I'm going to tell you that, every time I was about to get Johan's, Tor's, Chris's or Hunk's attention, all the girls around them looked at me. When they saw that I got the guys's attention very easily, oh man, they were giving me looks. Believe me when I say this, but if looks could kill I wouldn't be here anymore. Haha
Anyway, this was it for now. I will mostly likely be attending De Vet Du's show at Liseberg the 12th of May and will try my best to do some kind of vlog during that show. Since that event will be happening outside and it's more my kind of setting it will be a lot easier for me to photograph. Easier to photograph = more likely to have time to get video footage. More other updates are coming, stay tuned and thanks for being patient.
Until next time, ingat!