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Why Would You Do That?

Just because I post a photo on the Internet, it does not give anyone the right to grab a copy and use it on their own site.  It certainly does not give anyone the right to edit that image and remove it's watermark! Why do I say this?  Well, a Music, Art, Film and Food print/online magazine here in Ireland did just that with one of my images. Was I annoyed when I saw the image on their site?  Yes!  Was I even more annoyed when I realised just what they had done?  Oh hell yes!! I contacted the editor of the magazine and got the 'oh it was the intern' excuse.  That's not a valid excuse.  If they are an intern, they are there to learn under your guidance, you should have noticed the issue.  The buck stops with you, the editor. Back in 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that you the consent of the photographer if you wish to use their work online. The judges said: “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent

2022-05-06 JoJo Levesque - The Academy, Dublin

Two years ago, I saw a tweet saying that 3 times Grammy Award Nominated JoJo Levesque was going to be playing the Academy in Dublin as part of her UK & Ireland Tour.

Now, her style of music wouldn't ordinarily be my scene, but she is a Grammy Nominee and has an incredible voice, so I thought 'why the hell not' and I booked a ticket.

That show was to take place on August 31st of 2020, but we all know what happened... Due to Covid restrictions, the show was rescheduled until October 6th 2021.  Well, as luck would have it, Covid did not disappear and so rather than reschedule again, the show was cancelled and refunds were issued.

Sometime in October 2021, the show was announced again with a new date in May 2022, but still in the Academy, so I bought another ticket, hoping it would go ahead.  As you can see from the title of this post, it most certainly did!

So, the gig, how was it?  Well, it was excellent.  JoJo has an incredible voice and her band were superb.  Not being the biggest JoJo fan, I wasn't aware of a lot of her catalogue, but I knew the hits and sang along with everyone else.

Speaking of everyone else, they knew all the words, of every song and sang their hearts out. It was great to see.

I've said it before, it's always good to step outside your comfort zone and go see or do something you're not used to.  Tonight was one of those times and I really enjoyed it.

My only issue was with the the use of smoke. Bad lighting I can cope with, but the use of heavy smoke is just annoying.  Also, JoJo has a tour photographer with her, so bringing the DSLR was out of the question.

I'm not overly delighted with my photos, but they're a record of the night, so here they are!











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