As I approach Surf Parade I was captivated by the roaring crowd and stage lights shining across the street. The Groundwater Country Musical festival has brought Australian's from all walks of life to connect through music. Also, the akubra's were out in force. My favourite thing to do as an event photographer on the Gold Coast is sit back and watch the different types of crowds at every event I go to. Capturing couples and friends alike.
People love having their photo taken, it makes them feel apart of something. A part of the event that's proceeding and being a part of a memory that is created around the evening. I love making people feel special and capture their inner joy when they get to experience a live event like this. Music events are one of my favourite to attend, you can feel the energy in the air as the band plays their song and people sing and dance to the rhythm.
With free live events every week, locals should venture out of their comfort zone and find something new to enjoy. You won't regret it.