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Loitered Lens: Three Days Grace

Photos of Three Days Grace kicking off their European tour at The Forum, Kentish Town, January 15th 2016

What did Christmas and the New Year bring? A sackful of sorrow, that’s for sure.

The passing of loved ones, acquaintances and heroes left me in no mood to pick up a camera or review a show. I for one have felt tragic, like Marlon Brando.

I wouldn’t say there was wind back in the sails but there is definitely a light breeze. That breeze takes me to The Forum in Kentish Town and Three Days Grace.

Here’s to being human
All the pain and suffering
There’s beauty in the bleeding
At least you feel something

These are the opening lyrics to ‘I Am Machine’ and the opening to their packed out London show.

There’s a lot of truth in TDG’s lyrics and their whole set is performed with a passion and an energy which spills out and infects the already exuberant crowd. It makes me glad I’m back on the guns.

You’re not the only one
Refusing to go down
You’re not the only one
So get up

They sing ‘Riot’ and you feel empowered, like that great bit of dialogue in Rocky Balboa, and with that we are back in the ring and moving forward.

Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.

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