【 CONCERT 】 Mad August (Aug)

Invitation

Few weeks before the event, TGS Academy (partner) invited me for collaboration shooting for Mad August concert that was going to rock at 30th August, right before Malaysia Independence Day. The event was organised by [August Music] and [FM 988] as solely Radio Sponsor. Frankly, I was quite exciting about my first official concert shooting.

Preparation

I had decided to purchase one more lens. Me as Sony and Fuji mirror shooter, I lack of one telephoto zoom, especially for the concert. My struggling was which brand of 70-200mm zoom to take. The options only between [Sony FE 70-200 G F4] or [GM F2.8] or [Fuji 50-140mm F2.8]? After many days of struggling, in short, I ended up taking Fuji’s version. My determination was the size, weight and mobility. Of course the price too. Many says it is not full frame and the price not worth it. Well, yes it is just an APS-C sensor. Considering it offer 5.5 stops of image stabilization compensation it is phenomenal and outstanding. The optic quality is great and most important it is made in Japan while the G Master is Thailand and the price is significant higher.

My Gear

For this shooting, I took my Sony A7rii and Fuji X-T3 along. For lenses I took Tamron 28-75mm F2.8, FE 55mm F1.8, FE 85mm F1.8, Fuji 50-140mm F1.8. Fuji was used for telephoto with faster motion that fixed on tripod, while Sony was used for on mobile depend on the situation and distant and keep changing lenses when needed.

Mad August Concert 2019
Fans are waiting – Mad August Concert 2019

The Show

It is all about the concert and performance. Can refer to http://www.988.com.my/concert/190630-madaugust-fighter-concert/ for the detail of the concert. Honestly, It is not easy for local band in Malaysia. Mad August is working so hard and their performance are very promising. They are very good band and great singer.

Mad August Concert 2019
Jeff, back stage – Mad August Concert 2019
Mad August Concert 2019
Jim, back stage – Mad August Concert 2019
Mad August Concert 2019
Kit, back stage – Mad August Concert 2019
Mad August Concert 2019
Peter, back stage – Mad August Concert 2019

The Band

Apparently the band name called “Mad August”, consist of 4 members include vocalist – Peter, guitarist – Jim, bassist – Jeff and drummer – Kit. They are Malaysia local that founded 24 August 2011. Their genre is modern rock. More of their details can be found on their Social Media like Facebook.

Mad August Concert 2019
The show is started
Mad August Concert 2019
Peter back view
Mad August Concert 2019
Jim performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Peter performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Kit performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Hot Fans
Mad August Concert 2019
Jim performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Jim performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Jeff performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Back view
Mad August Concert 2019
Kit performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Guitarist performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Peter interaction with fans
Mad August Concert 2019
View from fans
Mad August Concert 2019
Wide view
Mad August Concert 2019
Kit performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Peter & Jeff performance
Mad August Concert 2019
The red bass
Mad August Concert 2019
Peter performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Stage performance – Mad August Concert 2019

The Show’s Special Guest

For this mini concert, they invited 2 groups of special guests to be their special performance. One special guest is Liu Liyang – Famous Singer from China.

Mad August Concert 2019
Guest performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Guest performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Guest performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Guest performing
Mad August Concert 2019
Guest performance ending
Mad August Concert 2019
Liu Liyang performance
Mad August Concert 2019
Liu Liyang & Peter
Mad August Concert 2019
Wide view
Mad August Concert 2019
Jim is giving gift
Mad August Concert 2019
The end of the show

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