On February 12th, my team of photographers at Deep Blue Images and myself had the thrilling honor of capturing Iggy Pop, The Godfather of Punk, live on stage as he talked and sang his way through ‘Songs and Stories’, a fundraising event organized by Inclusion Cayman.
Inclusion Cayman is focused on supporting and enabling families to speak up for opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy the same environments, lifestyle and living conditions that are readily available and afforded to individuals without disabilities.
The event was held at the Harquail Theatre, a small and intimate space that was packed with around 500 Iggy Pop fans. Some had brought with them their much treasured Iggy Pop albums hoping for an autograph.
Prior to the event, Iggy Pop met privately with sponsors of the event. The indomitable Vicky Wheaton was MC for the night and introduced Iggy on stage to loud and enthusiastic applause.
The program for the evening was to have Vicky interview The Godfather of Punk himself and then watch a few of Cayman’s own phenomenal bands belt out their versions of well know Iggy Pop songs. Bands that played were; Suckerbox, Clever Knots and Kuhyah. But the plan for Iggy to stay in his seat failed spectacularly as he jumped up, introduced each band member by name and then sang as well. The crowd was hooked and up dancing in their seats and in front of the stage.
For the team at Deep Blue Images, this event was one of THE highlights in our respective careers as photographers. I mean, to sit right front stage, just a few feet away from the legend that is Iggy Pop, was completely emotional. We’re still walking on air!
Long live The Godfather of Punk!
We’d like to thank Inclusion Cayman and Epic Day Entertainment for inviting my team to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.