By Anna Doble Published 29 August Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Live music is back – and for the most committed fans it’s the return of an entire way of life. That’s me in the fourth row. I’m craning my neck and grinning in the polka-dot sea of faces. We fit into a neat square: a dense slice of human across the middle third. Above us the lighting rig. Below us the space up to the barrier, the edge of the stage, amplifiers and the outer reaches of a drumkit. The photo is a sandwich, and we are the filling. Our eyes are on the singer, but the singer is looking at us. It’s Courtney Barnett playing London’s Electric Ballroom. She stops mid-gig to put us in the frame and later posts the photo on Instagram. And there I am. Just another face in the crowd, a music fan caught in the moment. It feels as if it’s just happened: a snapshot from a regular gig in a regular venue on a regular night. But looking at it now, what did Courtney know? “If you can’t see me, I can’t see you,” she sings. The lyric is… Read full this story
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