Photo of The Wombats by Henri Isaac
The first time I ever saw The Wombats was somewhere around 2011 or 2012, and it was the first time I’d ever traveled out of state to go to a festival. I remember losing my shoe, and some guy peeing in a bottle because we couldn’t leave the building we were in, and so much fun and energy that I knew I wanted to keep doing it for the rest of my life. Fast forward six or seven years, and I have the chance to photograph one of the bands that really made me want to do this.
On that reflection, The Wombats are great. Their set was a perfect mixture of new songs from the album that came out days after, and all of the old classics and favorites. The room was packed and I don’t think a single person wasn’t moving along to the music. It was one of the first times in a long time that I went to a show alone and left like I’d spent a night with my best friends.