Midi Festival, Beijing May 2011. We had no idea how big this show was until we walked out onto the main festival stage to a massive crowd. The artist bunker behind a festival stage can be an eerily quiet, subdued place. You’re going over your equipment, talking through the set with the guys, last minute instructions for crew, changing into stage gear etc. Next thing you’ve started the set, crowd roars, the whole thing goes like lightening.

Max at Midi Festival Beijing May 2011.

The shot above was taken by photographer Long Truong who also took some great pics at last year’s Strawberry Festival in Beijing. To see the full set of Long’s pics at Midi 2011, visit our photos page for the slide show.

Fires out.