Cream Classics was the first of several dance artists, but not your typical rave. A 50 piece orchestra accompanies vocalists and DJ's to cover various club classics from the last 30 years, which attracted a varied crowd.
DJ's from years gone by warmed up, with Tall Paul and Judge Jules drawing in a decent crowd before the orchestra made it on stage. However, with the DJ's playing at the back of the stage it did loose the interaction between crowd and DJ. It also proved tough to shoot, as there was no lighting for the DJ, just a lot of sun blaring in their face.
The crowd were in good spirits given that it was extremely warm that night, with temperatures going past 20; something Belfast doesn't experience a lot. And there were plenty of 'taps aff' as you would come to expect.
When The orchestra began their set it was still bright and sunny, so the light show and lazers had to wait a while until people could appreciate the visual aspect. So I decided to go on stage and get close-ups of the performers, with the photo pit not offering any useful angles of the seated orchestra and with the non-seated performers at the back of the stage.
When the sun eventually made its way round the back of the trees, the light show came into full swing and show really came alive. With lazers and lights to accompany all the dance classics. The set sounded great and the orchestra, but visually it definitely needed the light show to keep people interested.