Monday, January 30, 2006

Big Day Out 2006

Tired and hungover after late-night drinks at Control with houseguest (couch-guest?) Martin, best mate, down from Sydney. Several lines of speed later out the door intent on seeing Sleater Kinney at 2.30. Pushing through crowds. Sleaty Kinney taut, tight, excellent. VIP tent: everybody looking for pills, too paranoid about sniffer dogs to have brought their own. Saw no dogs. Purchased ridiculously expensive cans of UDL and am subsequently broke. TZU doing art-hop. M.I.A. a powerhouse of sass. Disappointed by the Go! Team. Iggy Pop urging the crowd to climb up on stage and dance with him. Mayhem. Heat. Sweat. Miso soup. Shirtless boys aplenty. Discombobulated. Evening breeze. Coming down now. Brain fog.

6 comments:

walypala said...

Glad to hear you are up to your old tricks! Were the Go! Team that disappointing. I was thinking of seeing them over here.

richardwatts said...

It was partially the sound mix, but yeah, they were pretty flat, so I floated away...

walypala said...

Were you floating away from the music or from the non-existent sniffer dogs?

richardwatts said...

hmm, from the music - i wasn't really floaty til about 5.30...

Angry as Bastard said...

Last year I took Surlyboy to the Big Day Out and he stepped in human excrement and slipped on a puddle of urine.

We didn't return this year.

richardwatts said...

Sounds gross, Angryas, I don't blame you for not returning.