I love recording stuff on my video camera, and if you asked my family they'd probably tell you I'm frequently stood two miles behind them on a walk while I'm recording material for posterity in either photographs or video!
One of the favourite things I like to capture occasionally are live bands, no, not at the paid-for gigs where you are bound to wind-up fellow punters who've spent a fortune on tickets, but festival environments where you get to see fresh up and coming talent.
One such event was Maindee Festival last year where I went along on an extremely wet July day to see some of the local-based acts I'd been writing about or communicating with for The Guide.
I didn't get to see ToyPOP! on this day as their scheduled performance had been swapped around, but I did get to see Holika, Loren Balaam, Rusty Shackle and Ragora Khort.
Holika sadly split up last September, I hope these guys continue in their individual musical paths as their Demonstrations EP is really excellent and all band members seemed extremely accomplished in their musicianship.