One of the best things about touring with a band or artist for a longer time is the repetitiveness. Within the first few gigs, you get the easy (boring) photos. After that it comes more and more challenging: you really have to use your creativity and the characteristics of each venue to get photographs that are not repetitions of what you’ve already done. These are the photos that are going to be interesting.
Another advantage of repeatedly photographing a band is that you get to know what might happen at some specific song - you effectively become better at predicting the near future. The title photo of this blog post was made by thinking beforehand what sort of angle and composition I’d like to have for when the artist (Anssi Kela) did that water fountain thing (is there a better name for that?). I knew (with relative certainty) he’d do that at a specific point in the concert. I sneaked behind the drums, set the focal length of my zoom lens and precomposed the shot, waited for the moment, and took the photo.