Australian audiences have had a roller coaster of a week.
Mark Ronson’s Splendour in the Grass sideshow was a who’s who of this year’s hottest Australian acts.
There’s something about the music of Death Cab for Cutie that makes it a perfect match for a bitterly cold winter evening.
You know it’s the Monday after Splendour when there’s a guy on someone’s shoulders still waving a gumboot around in the air – we get it, no one’s quite ready to let the weekend go.
“This is just so nuts.
Splendour is a marathon.
It’s generally anyone’s guess as to what exactly is going through a performer’s mind before they arrive on stage.
Listen guys, I may have gone on a bit yesterday about how the bad weather was never going to be enough to harsh this Splendour vibe but on Day 2 I have to admit, it’s kinda started to become an issue.
For all of us Sydney sad-sacks who were either too slow on nabbing tickets or didn’t feel up to telling our bosses to ‘shove it’ when our leave application for Splendour in The Grass was denied; lady luck shone down on us in a slightly different and more intimate way.
There are a handful of emotional stages festival goers have inevitably and collectively been through in the last few days.
A Jenny Lewis show is a delight to behold.