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GALLERY: Neate At ATP Exhibition
Laurie Tuffrey , June 27th, 2014 12:29

Photographer and Quietus contributor Greg Neate is opening his exhibition of photographs from 13 years of All Tomorrow's Parties at ATP Terminal tomorrow - here he gives us a taster, with images of Iggy & The Stooges, Dizzee Rascal, Neubauten and more

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Lightning Bolt, 2004
When Lightning Bolt played the Director's Cut ATP I couldn't get anywhere near and I also completely missed their outdoor chalet set. This was the next chance I had when they were the first band to play at Jake and Dinos Chapman's ATP. I arrived only minutes before they were due to start and found them set up in the upstairs room in the corner next to the can bar.

Behind Brian Chippendale's drums were a set of barriers with just enough space to squeeze between them and the wall. From there, I couldn't see the other Brian [Gibson] but it became clear that the action was in the crowd. While the young guys at the front initially sat patiently in anticipation, within seconds of the band starting, they would stand up and increasingly encroach forward as more people pushed from behind. The band stopped a number of times to get people to move back and sit down, only for the cycle to repeat itself again.

There was barely any light so I had to guess with my focus and the timing of my shot; it's only because of my flash that details in the crowd can be seen. I have a print taken in black and white that includes a sliver of a masked Brian Chippendale in action, but what I really like about this colour shot is that it's one of the few times you can tell which band are playing by seeing a picture of the crowd.


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