Photo Gallery: The 1975 @Festival Hall 15/01/2015

Alright, yes, we know. This show happened three months ago. We are very aware.

But, the delay with giving you uber 75 fans this gallery has a good reason behind it.

The 1975 have been on a touring hiatus since making the rounds for a solid two years, and now they are tucked away in their studio putting the finishing touches on the follow up record to their massively successful, self-titled debut album.

So it has been a little while since any fresh, unseen, live images have been made public. Enter: Vulture Magazine to save the day! We are here to help get you through until the album release as best we know how to.

This was a super, special, once in a lifetime night. Vulture was given access to shoot the ENTIRE duration of the band’s second sold-out show at Festival Hall in Melbourne, and it was such an honour and privilege to capture it from start to finish.

The crowd was going wild; we witnessed girls as young as 14 being pulled from the extremely claustrophobic, over-excited crowd after being constricted for hours, waiting for Matty Healy, George Daniel, Ross Macdonald, Adam Hann and John Waugh appear on stage. They were crying, screaming, hyperventilating and being crushed to within a breath of unconsciousness, all for the five easy-going lads from Manchester.

Frontman Healy took the initiative to stop mid set to ask everyone in the audience to take a step back to let the people in front a moment of reprieve. He’s sweet like that.

Before his solo rendition of ‘Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You’, there was a moment of silence filled with a boisterous and over-zealous concert goer screaming “I got laid today!”, which followed with the crowd erupting in laughter and applause along with Healy who clapped towards the call out and replied “What a fucking legend!”.

Waugh, the pseudo fifth member and session saxophonist managed to enrapture the audience’s attention with his smooth saxy solo’s and as always ‘G‘ (drummer/producer George Daniel) filled the perfect silhouette towards the back of the stage with his skin slaying.

And you cannot forget guitarists Hann and Macdonald, for without their input, The 1975 wouldn’t be the cyclonic powerhouse that they are.

So without further adieu, here is the photo gallery for your sensory enjoyment.

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Michelle Pitiris

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