Photos and review by Diego Figueroa
José Cuervo Salón, Mexico City, MX
February 7th, 2014
Back in september 2013, Disclosure announced a batch of dates in Mexico, Guadalajara and Monterrey, making it the most expected gig in 2014 so far, so much that ticket scalpers were asking for around $400 dollars a few days away from the show, 10 times above the original price!
In terms of lighting, opening act Ezekiel was poorly lit, being restricted to one end of the stage and with a couple of lights around him. We hoped that for Disclosure this wasn’t going to be the same. I had seen a few videos before the show and it looked like lighting was going to be almost terrible, and right when the Lawrence brothers started their set, blue lights filled the stage with a few hints of white. Hopefully, for the second and third song, this changed drastically. As you can see in the photos I chose for this article, some oranges and reds along with some visuals behind the instruments helped us make more interesting photos. I brought my 50mm f/1.4 but thankfully I didn’t needed it, both 2.8 lenses worked great.
As for the band, well, I had to see what all the fuzz was about. There are some pros and cons with a show so hyped as this one. Pros: you’ll probably get a great audience, at least those close to the stage. The biggest con was, as has happened with a lot of gigs like this recently, the farther away you walk from the stage, you find more people that only go to talk and drink next to the bar, not caring about the band. The first three songs tried to convince me it was going to be a great show after all, but after a few songs standing in the back of the venue I felt like I was at some clothing store with generic electronic music playing in the background. Not my kind of music I guess, but a lot of fans seemed to have a great time so that’s always good.
This is the gear I used for this show:
You can see more photos from this show on Diego’s website
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