Sum41 – Cardiff SU Great Hall

Sum41 band lne up

Deryck Whibley singing

On Saturday 25th Febuary 2008 Sum41 played Cardiff University Great Hall, they are not a bad I have followed particularly closely in recent years. My only real memory of them was in my younger days listening to Fat Lip, alongside Blink 182. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I turned up for the gig, but it turned out to be one of the more musically enjoyable gigs. Oh yeah and they also had the best lighting setup I have seen at the union. So good to see a band who have really made the effort with lighting, way better for the crowd, and more importantly better photos!

Deryck Whibley arm in the air

They were supported by Sound and Fury, and also Reuben.

Sum41 Crowd

The crowd were loving it, a surprisingly varied age range too!

Deryck Whibley of Sum41 singing

The lighting for Sum41 was truly stunning, I just hope I have done it justice because it took my breathe away! Props to the lighting guys for making the show something really special. So often the lighting can really let a show down, I guess I notice this more than most due to my work relying on it, but sometimes the stage is so badly lit you can barely see the band!

Deryck Whibley saluting to the crowd

This was my favorite shot from the night, so difficult to get any kind of interaction with the band sometimes, so nice when you can capture a moment like this. Sum41 definitely know how to work the crowd too, I guess years of touring helps with that!

Sum41 Guitarist

All in all a good night, who knows I might actually listen to Sum41’s new material.

Reuben bass player

Reuben bass player

Deryck Whibley holding guitar in air

Fun bands to take photos of. Got a couple more gigs coming up in a few weeks, more details soon!

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