This is a fuller account of the Bounce Back concert than in the After Yasi book, where it is told more through a selection of photographs.
Phil Emmanuel in flow
Electric guitar sounds out through the rainy night. Pink images of the guitar man in flow seen through a lens that needs more white balance and connoisseurs of guitar lap it up. Chariots of Fire, Sultans of Swing, A James Bond Medley, Going Home… the rain pounds harder. Two young ladies with pink umbrellas and transparent raincoats dance in the rain with their beaus. Two ladies sit under umbrellas swaying along to the music. Phil Emmanuel sways back. ‘It’s a quality crowd, although there’s not many of you, ’ he says. And in tribute to that quality, he gives quality back.
Rewind, earlier, I am searching through the crowd for my family. Somewhat distracted by my photographing I have lost sight of them, in the flow of set, see, special moment, and click. I know they are on a quest to find Phil Emmanuel and…
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