SMARTPHONE footage of a Jamie T gig has been acclaimed as superior to actually being there.
Friends of 22-year-old Nathan Muir, who spent the entire 90-minute concert with his phone held high, are currently watching the footage for the fifth consecutive time.
Joanna Kramer said: “From the opening song, where the camera’s contrast is overwhelmed by the bright lighting and literally nothing can be made out, to the moment when the battery dies at the start of the first encore, it is spellbinding.
“Deciding to film random bits of the support act, long gaps between songs and frequently the filthy floor of the venue made it so much more atmospheric.”
Muir said: “Sometimes you feel like you’re wasting your time recording an entire gig with a microphone which reduces music to white noise, so it’s great to have an enthusiastic response.
Muir is already planning his next project, an ambitious attempt to shoot The Who’s Hyde Park concert next summer from approximately 700ft away from the stage.