Wow, its that time of year again - thats right, Summer
! I really love summer in Australia
, especially in Sydney
and even more so if you are a music
lover (such as myself!)
Summer in Australia represents (as in most countries I would imagine) the time for almost all of the music festivals that happen each year - off the top of my head
in up coming months we have Homebake
, Gatecrasher Summer Sound System 2001
and what this node concerns of course, the Big Day Out
Yes, thats right number 10! I can't believe there have been that many already. On a personal note this will be my fourth attendance, and I can't wait.
I can't think of too many other events that I look forward to as much each year.
Of course it's not all happiness and light (unfortunately). Last year at the Sydney show a 15 year old (I think) girl was killed during Limp Bizkit's set, which of course set
the media and parents into a frenzy - questions were asked about safety, security, should the show go ahead? While it was a terrible thing that happened, I
don't think it represents the event fairly. It was a terrible accident, but thats really it. But now thats neither here now there as the next one is just
around the corner.
Some changes had to be made however because of the unfortunate events of the previous year. The biggest change is that the event is now rated MA. For those
non Austrlians out there that means No-one under 15 admitted without a parent or guardian. Also after enough complaints about availiablity of water last year
(its was a day in the 30's (degrees celcius) mostly outside - very hot!) you now get a water bottle as part of the ticket price at entry.
Bit enough already, the details of the event so far!
Shows Announced This Year
Auckland - 18 January 2002
Gold Coast - 20 January 2002
Sydney - 26 January 2002
Melbourne - 28 January 2002
Adelaide - 01 February 2002
Perth - 03 February 2002
And of course the real reason to go - the bands announced so far
From foreign shores we have
And from the home front are
But thats not all! No! Ring now and we'll throw in a free set of steak knives! Heh.. just kidding. But many more bands are still to be announced in the upcoming
months. So, what are you waiting for? Don't wait, go get your tickets now! NOW DAMMIT!