Gig Photos: Kodaline at LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart (October 2018)




Hey guys!

I didn't know how much I missed being in the photo pit until I was back in one.
The summer has been a bit too quiet, so last week was the kick off moment for another busy season.

To me, working at a show is one of the most special feelings.
I adore the atmosphere, the magic the crowds and bands just bring along and the unison in which the crew works.

As photographers we get to indirectly join the crew for the night and capture the moments the audience came to the show for.

So yeah, I'm the happiest when I'm jumping around in the photo pit.

Especially when I get to photograph bands like Kodaline, so I'm super excited to share my photos with you.


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Date: 29th October 2018
Venue: LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart (GER)

Support Act #1: JC Stewart


JC Stewart took the stage only equipped with his acoustic guitar,
and Stuttgart soon found out that that was enough for the young musician to wow us.

With a voice so clear and soulful, lyrics so relatable and honest and melodies so catchy, yet unique, JC Stewart quickly won over the crowd.
Fully relying on vocals and guitar alone, the atmosphere was calm and fully focused on the intensity of his music.

The simplicity of his set was so enjoyable and so hypnotizing, asking for full attention and treating it with a lot of care.

A word of wisdom: keep an eye on this dude, you're not going to regret adding his music to your playlist.





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Support Act #2: Wild Youth

Wild Youth fulfilled all the expectations their band name had given us.
Their set was a whirlwind and made everyone dance the best they could, leaving Stuttgart more than ready to party.

Catchy riffs, roaring drum beats, groovy keys and addictive basslines paired with expressive vocals are what you get from Wild Youth.

Oh, and a lot of dancing.

It was clear that each member was itching to dance, of course for the instrumetalist that turned out to be a lot more difficult. But for the singer, there was no stopping.

Their super energetic performance was not only a joy to watch, but also well received by Kodaline's crowd which was such a welcoming crowd.





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Headliner: Kodaline


And Kodaline? Well, they were Kodaline.

A brilliant band that just has this connection to with audience.
Right from the first note, Stuttgart sang along - it was actually such a thrilling atmosphere to be in the photo pit between the band and their fans - no matter which way you turned, you saw happy faces that were there for the beauty of music.

What is remarkable when it comes to the band, is how insanely brilliant their harmonies are.
Not every band can belt out a tune without instruments, but Kodaline can.
They proved it with their stunning performance of "I Wouldn't Be" which heavily focuses on their harmonies.

But not only their voices blend together so well, it's also the chemistry the band has on stage.
It doesn't take long to figure out that they all know exactly what they and each other are doing.
Watching a band in which every member is just as appreciated is pure magic.

What also classifies as pure magic is the way the crowd sang along to every song and showed their support and respect which the band so very clearly deserves.

Setlist:
Follow Your Fire
Brand New Day
Ready
Honest
Brother
Shed A Tear
Head Held High
The One
Angel
I Wouldn't Be
Love Like This
One Day
Born Again
Raging
Love Will Set You Free
All I Want
High Hopes





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We hope you enjoyed our little summary of the evening.

In case you haven't seen our latest video with Kodaline, you can check it out here.







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Credits // Words & Photography: Vanessa Jetwash

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