Of of the first performers had apparently just come to town to do some shopping, but ended up on the stage. Wow! Reggie music with serious emotion and attitude. What a gent! Not sure of the guy's name, so if you know who it is that appears in the second image in this post please leave a comment with details. Truely, if you like reggie music then this guy is one performer you really have to see.
Nowhere near as sharp as the 50mm lens and quite slow at f3.5, but what a range of focal lengths! Most of the shots were taken at the extremes of the zoom range rather than anywhere in the middle.
I suppose one of the main attractions at the event was Anonymouz with his band the Hypnotics. Proud to be associated with Mangere, Anonymouz is a wonderful ambassador for music in the area. The band just gels and produced a sound loved by the audience. Great job.
I suppose, to be fair, not of this would have happened without the significant efforts of RAN Events. Rita, Angeline and Noma must have worked like Trojans to get the event organised. Well worth it though!
I'll close this post with a few more images of the musicians. If you want to see more images, get copies, or invite me to your event, just drop me an email. Oh, I'm starting to add a few more shots to flickr too, so keep taking a peek there if you're interested.