Heavy Metal Festival

Material for a two-day tyazhelometallicheskomu concert Heavy T.O. I gather dust for a long time. Terrible thing - two months did not reach the hands of one of the most memorable events of the summer in Toronto. Knowing full well that the photo report on how to spend their time patlatogolovye may be interesting not for everyone, I'm in no hurry to take on this event.

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But when braced, impressions flooded with new force, and any questions about the supply of material. Sleepless nights I tossed and turned and tried to imagine what would be so published. Report to be interesting not only to my mother and grandmother (great fans of the VIA "Megades" and VIA "Slayer"), but also ordinary people do not know anything elektrogitarnoudarnom works ...

To begin with, I note the fact that after the initial cleaning (removal of frankly leftist, defocused, curves and random) pictures to a computer with the card was copied exactly 666 shots! "LOL" - I said, wiping her hands on the chalk, which outlined the circle around him.

Let me remind you that this event was special for me also because I have officially received his journalistic accreditation as an independent blogger. Of course, I was not allowed to fotopit and on stage (too late applied for 15 more nimble fotoremeslennikov ahead of me). I thought that I would get a nice badge, with whom I will be important to pace among the public, but in fact I just put the paper on the wrist bracelet special color.

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the owner of two bracelets could climbeth over the fence and take pictures from below the stage.

The event lasted for two days, from 13 to 23 hours. The marathon involving more than two dozen ensembles speakers one after the other in two stages. While one team fruity covered spectators who heard his soft lilt of his compositions, the second stage has to tune the instrument for the next group. The scenes were arranged side by side, but deliberately separated by metal fences, to a crowd of fans did not run from one scene to the other between the two performances.

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In general, a festival was assigned to a sufficiently large part of the park. In scenes special areas have been built for the fans. In the distance we settled various entertainment areas. Home entertainment area - beer. According to the Canadian tradition of good-quality alcohol at public events is sold only in special areas, the entrance to which is only on presentation of a document with an indication of age.

I'm once again glad that even at such a mass event, I have not seen drunk. Were tipsy and razomlevshie in the sun, but uzhravshihsya in the trash in zyuzyu, bits, to zero, or, in the green snot in wood vusmert, I'm not talking about that in the boobs, in the board or in rags, no, there was no such. Accordingly, it was not observed any conflict, fight, showdown or banal stabbing.

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By the way, it was very hot. 30. For those who hung around the scene, forcefully poured out water guns and periodically showered with free bottles of water. We walked away from the scene fefochki with spray and intelligently pshikat passing by metalworkers. Metallers were satisfied.

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Last summer concert Iron Maiden, I noticed some surprising things for me. Firstly, on-the waitresses girls in white blouse, scurrying back and forth with (attention!) Ice cream, coffee and biscuits. As well as the presence of passages, ramps and special platforms for watching the concert people with disabilities (wheelchair users, for example). At this time, the waitresses were not, but were handicapped. Not only is the special platform, they also puts a special person (if disabled came alone, without relatives and friends) has been reserved for them, which helped in the movement and in the ordering of food and water.

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I was able to break through the security at a site and make a shot from there. These are the platforms that rise above the crowd, have been installed for the convenience of people with disabilities.

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The crowd. It is no secret that during this kind of public concerts at the scene engaged in hell than that, it turns out, even has a few names. So Wikipedia has pleased me articles about headbanging, your crowd-surfing, stage-diving and, of course, Slam. The latter would like to tell us more.

At a certain moment of the concert, when the energy of the crowd (certain parts) reaches the peak, at an arbitrary position in front of the stage space is formed slam. Mature metallers both genders (yes, some women voluntarily participate in this!) Begin to furiously running around, deliberately facing shoulders, bodies crashing into each other, not forgetting to engage in headbanging.

Quote from Vicky says: "Although slam perceived as a positive audience reaction to the music, it is dangerous for the participants. It is believed that participate do not seek to cause harm to each other and adhere to t. N. ethics slam, which includes certain safety rules. For example, if a person falls, the other parties as soon as possible to help him to his feet to avoid being trampled. "

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I dare say that Vicky does not lie - the participants of this action really observe etiquette, raise the fallen, spared women and sickly boy. I can not say that I like this version of the release of emotions, but to each his own. It was fun to watch. To photograph - not, as the dust was so that it looks like I will have to take in cleaning both lenses.

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Now your crowd-surfing. Here and there someone actively climbs on the shoulders and colleagues back, sit back in the hands of the crowd and, drawn by unknown currents, rushed toward the stage. Swim to the shores of the Sea of ​​the human hand (where the hands come to an end, and the fence and starts the scene), the traveler, it would seem, to fear for their own destiny - because his hands can suddenly come to an end ...

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But then he come to the rescue of dolphins rock festivals, the men of the taskforce to eliminate drops "swimmers"! I was incredibly surprised with some patience, attention and fatherly care and even tenderness with which these great uncle take in his arms surfers. Take to carefully and gently lower it to the ground, so that no child of shock and not to injure.

And then I'm not being ironic - no aggression or discontent. We picked up, lands, showing the direction and smiled, clapped on the shoulder and wished bon voyage. Kind way not embrace the police or to the output, and back to the spectator area. It is not surprising that soon "dolphins" already knew many (not just returning to their embrace) surfers in person or even by name.

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Note barrage fences and special stupenechku.

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uncle, dolphins and sweat continued to earn extra points in karma, regularly taking out the bins bottle of life-giving water and supplying it suffering fans, many of whom had neither the desire nor the moral right to leave the first series to run for some water . In between the performances of scenes workers crowd pelted with bottles, condoms filled with water, and even went out a couple of times with water pistols. In general, the heat no one died.

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The sun has not spared anyone. The water was the main product consumption. Accordingly, the main debris were plastic bottles. But they did not stay long on the ground, thanks to the omnipresent men in orange robes.

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And in the evening suddenly came running clouds and it started to rain. It started well for half an hour before the performance the most important for the team and I almost did not stop until the end. My camera never forgive me for this festival - the heat, dust, rain, frequent lens changes. Unbearable working conditions.

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But back to the people. During the day, during the performance is not very interesting to me, I staggered groups in the park, pestering people with questions and requests to photograph. Initially, somehow it was somehow uncomfortable - does not look like I'm on a metalworker, he has managed to shorts, sandals and a Hawaiian shirt to wear instead of ankle boots, black leather jackets and studded jeans. But I was extremely surprised by goodwill and positive, which almost without exception, the audience reacted to my camera.

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Well, as without a spectacular Haeri? Punks in town!

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A very interesting couple.

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The audience was very mixed bunch. In addition to the predictable punks, metalheads, rockers in images and costumes, unconsciously expected of them, met a lot of funny and interesting characters. Such as elves:

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The Dark Elves:

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The reincarnation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono:

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Surely he? Himself? Himself? At this concert? Then he definitely has a sense of humor.

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Love is all around. Yes Yes. Love - is no stranger to these people :)

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The TV was right there. What sideburns! What a sight!

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A live webcast of the concert went to the big screen for those who could not get to the scene, as well as for many viewers.

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By the way, it is quite amazing, the entrance to the event was not limited by age. concerts often impose certain restrictions on the admission of only adults. This is mainly due to the presence of the public sale of alcohol on the premises. But here in the park were closed beer special zone where entry was only certificates. Therefore, among the public Shastal many students, who by himself, who with his parents.

- Steve, let's go on the weekend to his aunt Sylvia's Vineyard, she promised to prepare a firm pumpkin porridge and treat reserve chardonnay.

- Sinti, dear, you really forget that we all go for two days to the concert Sleera, Mastodon and Rob Zombie. Youngest long wanted to hear vocals Errayi live. And Shawn has made a temporary tattoo of Dante and Vergil. - Oh, dear, quite out of my head. Of course of course. Just need to find my jewelry in the nose and tongue. You did not throw that piece of barbed wire? ..

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Or here's another kind of freaks. Comrades, perhaps, wrong show.

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The festival of heavy music - is not only expressive, sweaty, hairy fans, bouncing under the stage. A little further, just on the grass placed those who were interested in music, but did not want to be pushed into the crowd. Who has ever been on a picnic with a breathtaking background in the form of songs As I Lay Dying or Anthrax?

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Heavy music listening not only informal and freaks. Ordinary people also listen to heavy metal music. INFA 100%. Here, for example, I am. Or take these good people.

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Nadia Meyher?

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Tattoo. Where else but at a heavy metal concert, collected carriers unusual tattoos. There was even an idea to make a separate post dedicated to drawings of underwear. But I decided to do a few shots. Domes, Stalin, crosses and crowns. Classic.

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Further away from the scene were entertaining area, where music lovers can wait for their idols for autographs, subscribe to periodicals from the world of heavy music, beginner guitar players try out different instruments.

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Avtografnaya session of the headliners of the first day, my childhood favorite Megadeth'a caused a real stir. In spite of the concert, the fans ignored the real scene and organized a long queue to a special little wagon has three (!) Hours before the time appointed. On the half-hour delay to the little wagon pulled elektromobilchiki, unloaded the two representatives of the group (Ellefson and Broderick), who for 45 minutes, signed posters, CDs, tickets.

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I have never been a collector of other people's paintings. I myself can sign on behalf of any celebrity "beloved by Sergei Ennochki Hathaway on the memory of an unforgettable evening", for example. Satisfied fans got another exhibit of the personal collection of alien doodles.

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The culmination of a two-day festival, you can safely assume that when one of the most violent fans VIA Slayer not contain his delight and shared with the artists most secret - so to speak, his eyes expressed her love in her eyes. It was this moment demonstrating their sincere devotion and his imprinted on the bottom of the frame. Honestly.

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And finally, more people, people, people. Ordinary and not very much.

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Most of the pictures will be happy to hold a conversation, answered questions. We were greeted in the audience a lot of office workers, medical personnel, programmers, even a fire. Heavy music does not spare anyone. Neither the teachers nor the builders.

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Harmonic couple.

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Security hello series Fringe / Beyond.

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I do not want to comment, but I can not remain silent. Girls are different ...

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And the evening was Megadeth, and had another evening Slayer. I listened to them carefully. And it is for them I was there. Because I respect!

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