With the Grammys coming up, and New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde nominated and performing at the ceremony, it reminded me to take another look in my archive & find a few photos I took at her showcase gig in Sydney, back in May of this year - before anyone really knew just how big her fame would get!
I'd bought tickets when I first heard about the show (which turned out to be a good thing, as the venue only holds a hundred or so people) and thought I'd just go along out of interest.
I was pretty impressed, and as so often happens had a camera with me - my little Fuji X-Pro 1 of course - but even so, it was pretty dark and crowded in there, so without barging my way to the front there were only a few opportunities to take photos.
Long story short - she did a great show, seeming quite bemused that the crowd were singing along to the songs from her EP (which was fairly well known in New Zealand by then, but not as much over here).
From there, obviously, word continued to build...!