I have always been a lover of rock, I started taking pictures a year before, and there was no mention of going to a concert without a camera.
In those days it was absolutely forbidden to photograph, only the few lucky ones who were accredited had the chance to go under the stage, but this never caused me problems, I was photographing the same.
Living in Bellaria, a seaside resort, Sunday in the summer does not exist, it is like any day of the week, you work!
But in Turin there are the Rolling Stones, and then there is also the World Cup final, so it's a national holiday, [email protected]$K the job!
Sting, Max Reali, Steve, Monica and myself arrived at the Turin stadium around six, we were the first.
I'm on the left.
The concert began at three in the afternoon, an unusual time for a concert, but afterwards there was Italy Germany, and the organizers had moved the concert time to give everyone the chance to see the final.
At the opening of the gates, my usual concern was to get the camera in, but this time I had a good job, I took a whole Tuscan bread, I took off all the crumb, I wrapped the body of my Nikon FM2 with the transparent kitchen film, then I put some mortadella on the sides of the paninone, and another round of film to finish the work.
Same thing with the 300mm, with this I simulated a salami, the same treatment to protect the optics, then greasy yellow paper, and the final string as on salami, a masterpiece, I would have eaten it .....
Of course it went well, they opened my backpack, they saw that there was only food, and as soon as I entered the stadium, I shook hands by myself
The wait was grueling, they had put a plastic sheet to protect the lawn, not thinking that with 40 degrees and all the people there, sitting on the plastic was not the best, so after a few hours we practically rolled them all up for some fresh air on the grass, result, after the concert, field destroyed.
The concert began very punctual, the stadium exploded, and it was three hours of absolute lust !!!
Those few photos you see, are scans made at home by negative, a small summary of what was one of the most beautiful concerts I've ever seen, but not only, two days without sleep passed with carefree and unconsciousness that one is at twenty.
And the game?
We saw the game in Asti, in the first place we found, the TV was in black and white, three tables of old people playing cards, who couldn't care less about the game, we ordered something to eat ... and at the rigors wrong by Cabrini the serenity in that trattoria suddenly changed !!!!
At the final whistle, we were all standing up and jumping on the tables, residents included !!
A magical day, to remember !!!
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Alan Rogan has died. Neither the cause of death nor his age was disclosed.
Legendary British guitar technician supporting many bands on tour and in the studio, road crew, and guitarist. Most noted as long time guitar technician for Pete Townshend although his credits include AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, George Harrison,The Rolling Stones and others.
The Who broke the news on their website. "It is with great sadness that we announce that Alan Rogan, Pete Townshend’s guitar technician and close friend for more than 40 years has passed away," they wrote. "Alan was an essential and hugely respected member of the Who crew for many years and will be sorely missed."
Townshend gave a personal note of his own, sharing a photo of the two of them on his Instagram feed with the caption, "My guitar tech, friend, saviour and good buddy Alan Rogan. Touring with Rachel Fuller in 2004. R.I.P. He has so many friends who will miss him, and his lovely family have been wonderful."
The Rolling Stones paid tribute to Alan Rogan on the the sleeve of their 1981 tour souvenir album, Still Life. "The Famous Alan Rogan" guitar pick is included on the album's sleeve.
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