The spotlight was on Australian indie band The Temper Trap during half-time at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne today. Following the public criticism of last year’s act – Meatloaf – the honchos at the AFL decided to go with local talent for this year’s entertainment, and The Temper Trap got the nod.
The band performed 3 tracks: Trembling Hands from this year’s self-titled release, along with Drum Song and Sweet Disposition from their 2009 album Conditions.
Social media went wild during the half-time break, with everyone giving their 2 cents worth on the performance. The overall opinion seems to be that they were better than Meatloaf, but not everyone was impressed.
Watch: The Temper Trap AFL Grand Final 2012
Mixed Response for The Temper Trap at the AFL Grand Final
Ponchos at the ready at MCG Melbourne for the Grand Final. Temper Trap ht entertainment. Good show ALF. #AFLGF
— Alan Milton (@alanmilton) September 29, 2012
Yes Temper Trap. Stunning live performance. That's how it's done. Thanks AFL for giving us pure Australian class.
— Jane Kennedy (@Jane_L_Kennedy) September 29, 2012
Temper Trap. Nothing gets me pumped for an aggressive sports contest like an indie band with a mini choir behind them. #AFLGF
— Nick Cody (@TheNickCody) September 29, 2012
temper trap are so good!
— julia (@liamwoah) September 29, 2012
— Dan Delaney Photography (@FanPerspective) September 29, 2012
@tommygreer10 I love me some temper trap but they needed something more upbeat!
— Ben (@benvolio24) September 29, 2012
why is everyone expressing their love for temper trap
— wendy (@ljpwinchester) September 29, 2012
@sleeth_melinda yeah, warm up my are, he has more talent in his little finger than the entire membership of Temper Trap.
— 404 🏳️🌈 (@ruedjestures) September 29, 2012