I was the resident photographer for the only year that the Marquee lasted when it re opened in Islington. Xfm was a new radio station and was holding a Christmas party at the venue. The Libertines were... read more the headline band. Not knowing who the support band was my friend Scott and I stayed in the bar area knocking back coffee flavoured shots (they were after all free) while the support band were on. “Don’t worry,” said Scott, “ I have heard of this band they are RUBBISH!” Taking Scott’s advice we continued drinking passing on the chance to photograph until it was Libertines turn on stage. From the moment they walked out it was magical, Pete had such a presence that night, I think I captured this along with his naive unspoilt, to me it is almost iconic. I only photographed Pete in The Libertines the once, later in Babyshambles but it wasn’t the same. The support band? Some new upstarts called The Darkness.