Having photographed Airbourne numerous times in smaller venue around Melbourne, it is always such a joy. Joel O'Keeffe is totally crazy and I always find myself covered in Victoria Bitter beer shooting these pub gigs. But seeing Airbourne shine on a stadium stage like Rod Laver Arena or at a music festival is where it is really at. See my iPhone video above of Joel working the crowd.
Last year, they were my favourite band to photograph at Download by a country mile. Seeing Joel get up at the end with Alice Cooper performing 'School's Out' was a brilliant way to end a splendid night of rock'n'roll.
Photography by CarbieWarbie