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On Wednesday (yesterday) it was off to the O2 to cover Usher and the supporting act Tinchy Stryder.

The real shock of the evening for me was walking into the area it was laid out as a seated concert! Given the type of music (particularly the dance music of Usher) I would have expected a standing crowd. However, they all seemed happy enough and it was nice that the show run to schedule.

First up was Tinchy in a nice light.

Tinchy Stryder

The issue with photographing rappers is the microphone, for obvious reasons its always covering half their face. I’ve chosen this side view because I like it’s shape but I did manage to get 4 or 5 without the mic.

Usher on the other hand was a totally different subject. There were props, dancers and lots of light (including backlight which makes it harder to get a nice crisp image).

Usher - swinging the mic..

Carrying on the microphone theme, Usher used one in his show as a prop singing up tight to it and then swinging it away.

Usher

It’s always nice to get a close up