The last time Emeli Sandé played in Custom House Sqaure it was at Belsonic 5 years ago. That night was a washout, as I shot photos that night too and you can see the rain coming down in the photos of Emeli. It seems she doesn't have much luck with the Belfast weather, as it was a similar scene last night. There were a few heavy showers, but the rain dispersed for enough time to allow the sunset to appear.
Support for Emeli was provided by up and coming pop artist: RAY BLK. An artist who I thought I had no clue of until her last few songs. It turns out I recognised most of them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Those songs that you subconsciously listen to on the radio, but end up sticking in the back of your head because they're so damn catchy.
In between RAY BLK and Emeli Sandé was a very intense rain shower, which proved getting social shots impossible during and after, as everyone was wearing the most unflattering selection of rain ponchos. Aw well, I don't think I could have been helped and the rain subsided long enough to get some photos of those not in ponchos!
So the crowd and I had been well and truly soaked, but it didn't stop people getting excited to see the band come on stage with Emeli. We did the usual 3 songs and I was very happy with the shots I came out with. Her powerful voice results in a lot of intense facial expressions and the stage had no shortage of lighting.
I then venutred into the crowd and got some wide shots for a couple of songs, only to make my way out and for the heavens to open once more.