FREAK!

31 01 2010

I used to play tennis when I was a teenager. Never too good, but always keen and always up to date with the latest news. Because of that I understand the whole Australian Open madness albeit being boring at times.

Just wanted to say that Roger Federer is a gun. Thats all. 16 Grand Slam titles and I’m sure he’s nowhere near finished. Let’s hope he doesn’t have too many dark secrets in his closet like a certain endangered animal golfer….

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BIG DAY OUT PICS

31 01 2010

DEAD PREZ

It has been a number of years since I last went to The Big Day Out. Ever since I have gotten a gig at RainBow Serpent Festival – which happens to fall on the same weekend every year – The Big Day Out hasn’t been very appealing. This year tho I got a last minute call to do a half hour set before Melbourne’s PHRASE. What sealed the deal that BDO so happened to fall on the Tuesday as opposed to the Monday like every other year. The fact that it was also a foot-in-the-door for me for any sort of summer festival, let alone The Big Day Out, was too crazy to refuse.

So after a massive weekend at the bush playing with hippies, Sooz and I ended up at the BDO on Australia Day along with 50,000 other punters eager to catch their favourite bands. I didn’t think many of the bands were too crash hot but I was well impressed with how far the festival had come in terms of facilities, logistics and organisation. Apart from a lot of walking between the 8 stages, everything was pretty easy to access. Considering there were more than 50,000 people running amuck, we had a pretty pleasant day.

The pics after the jump show the acts that we went to check out, all of whom did a decent job. A few who I didn’t have pics for that were notable was Sam La More and Groove Armada.

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LANEWAY PARTY

29 01 2010

SET TIMES FOR DJ’s

12 to 1 – Lady Banton

1 to 2 – A13

2 to 3 – Loot

3 to 4 – HansDC

4 to 6 – JPS & Nam

6 to 7 – Dust vs Fiend

7 to 8 – Ms Butt





RAINBOWS & SERPENTS

29 01 2010

So its taken a good few days to get rid of the dirt from under my nails and from inside my brain. This years Rainbow Serpent Festival was awesome! The new site for the event was extremely well planned out and it accommodated more than 12,000 revellers more than comfortably. Heaps of toilets, amenities, facilities, activities and as usual there was no lack of weird and wonderful people to watch. Its hard to explain what the experience is really like if you’ve never been to one before. Imagine going camping with thousands of people but where everyone is happy….;)

The best part of the festival this year for me tho was the set time that I was allocated to play. I normally get dumped in the Sunday morning slot where there isn’t anyone on the dancefloor cos they have been partying all night and are probably back at their campsite recovering or sleeping. This year tho, I was lucky enough to be put on one of the main timeslots – Saturday midnight – where everyone is out to party cos well….it is a Saturday night!

Great as that sounded, I shat myself from the time I found out till the time I actually had to drop the first track. I probably peaked my stress levels just before I got on stage, when I saw how big the crowd was. There were probably a couple thousand people on the dancefloor and boy was it a sight! To my delight, everything went without a hitch. The sound was perfect, my equipment worked like a dream and the crowd was responsive. I don’t remember much after I finished. I think I partied for a couple days and had a rad time. Thats what people tell me anyways!

I wanted to quickly thank the crew I was with. Thanks for the support on the dancefloor and for the props. Everyone was super cool and to my knowledge we all had a great time. I know I was pretty grumpy before my set by that was just me being a worry wart. I do remember laughing heaps tho, cos my face was sore from laughter the next day.

Hit the jump for some happy snaps of the weekend….

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BUTRAM

28 01 2010





BIG DAY OUT MELBOURNE

26 01 2010





COMFORT THE DYING

21 01 2010