I shot Florence + The Machine tonight, it was one of the best and worst nights of my life. I was beyong excited because I love Florence, and respect her so much as a musician. I called ahead to make sure that they had my photo pass and tickets, so that I would be able to get it. They said yes, all was good! UNTIL... Half way through the first song, Florence's publicist (or maybe the bands) approaches me and starts questioning the validity of my pass, claiming I am "not cleared" to be taking photos. She told all of the other photographers around me that they "had precedent" over me because they shot for REAL publications like the Star Tribune and that they deserved to shoot. She pulled me aside and said that she never cleared me, that I had to move back behind everyone and that when the song finished, I "had to go." This is the reason why there are only a few photos! Nonetheless, enjoy them! The amount of hostility I received from this woman was staggering; I was apologetic and explained the situation, but she wouldn't have it. I felt like a child being scolded in the middle of Disneyland, it was humiliating! To put the cherry on top of that cake, she then followed me to my seat and spitefully demanded that I give her pack the cloth photo pass that the box office had given me. I have never been treated with such hostility right off the bat, it was incredible. In this business I guess I should expect it, but I was definitely shaken. In the words of Florence herself "It's hard to dance with a Devil on your back, so shake him off," and that's just what I'm going to do! Regardless of the events of tonight, Florence Welch and her Machine were so remarkable, it was unbelievable. If you get the chance to see Florence and the Machine, DO IT! You won't regret it!