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What Even Is A Blurst Of Times?

If you’re a fan of guitars and food, life’s staples, you’re no doubt excited, as are we, about Brisbane’s impending Blurst Of Times festival, set to venture down south for the first time this year to Sydney and Melbourne for the event’s sophomore instalment.

Set to make its 2014 debut in Brisbane this coming Saturday 18th October before making its way to Melbourne and Sydney, the event’s killer lineup will feature sets from DZ Deathrays, Hard Ons, Dick Diver, Jeremy Neale, Orphans Orphans, Super Best Friends, Bloods, Babaganouj, and many more. Not to mention all-important festival food menus provided by some of the country’s most craved establishments.

All that information should be enough to get you blursting at the seems with excitement, but for the uninitiated or just the down-right curious, one nagging question remains. What even is a Blurst Of Times?

To answer that we’ve enlisted the help of some of the artists on the Blurst lineup who have been gracious enough to share with you, dear readers, exactly what Blurst Of Times means to them. From film analogies to poetry to DIY videos, these Blurst arstist have covered all bases to ensure you’re up on all things Blurst before the festivities get under way.

Let the Blurst times roll.

Jeremy Neale

Blurst Of Times can be summed up really conveniently by comparing it to a scene in a movie I’m currently directing.

It’s a sequel to the 1984 Tom Hanks’ classic Bachelor Party called Re-Bachelor Party where the year is now 1988 and Hanks has got a hankering for some sweet Bachelor Party action. It’s been a quiet 4 years without shenanigans and he feels it could be the only way to connect with his friends once more.

Anyways, there’s this scene that happens after he convinces his wife that for one night they should relive the glory by both pursuing an adventure reminiscent of pre-wedding debauchery (be on the look out for the release of sister movie Hens Night). Just as Tom Hanks is about to enter the strip club he realises that he doesn’t want to be there. He only ever wanted to rock. And he mistook those feelings for wanting freedom from matrimony.

He races home. His wife knew all along. She’s totally rocking out on drums and then he picks up a guitar and wails for like 20 minutes and then they’re more in love than ever.

And that’s what Blurst Of Times means to me.

Watch: Jeremy Neale – Lone Tiger

Orphans Orphans

What does Blurst Of Times mean to me?

B– Burst at the seams

L– Love me like I love you

U– Untouched flower

R– Resist perseverance

S– Sandpit

T– Time to discuss holistic remedies

O– Observe but remain slow witted

F– Fairytales are cool & nice

T– Testify!!!!!

I– Insane Clown Program

M– Meatballs go well with parmesan cheese.

E– Ecstasy gives you friends

S– So it’s come to this, Simpsons clip show Season 4, Ep. 18.

Watch: Orphans Orphans – Lighten Up Your Day

SPOD

Just watch…

Babaganouj

Blurst Of Times is like school camp, but with alcohol and no grown ups, and there’s no pointless hike up some stupid mountain. Except for the allegorical ‘stupid mountain’ which is playing the drinking game Wizard’s Staff for no reason. That’s a hard mountain to climb.

Watch: Babaganouj – Bluff

Bloods

Blurst Of Times means a good time with some of our best buds, cold beer and sweaty bodies. Never have so many bloody legends been in one room, so we are pretty damn excited to get loose and let the Blurst lead us.

Watch: Bloods – Penelope

Super Best Friends

More like Super Blurst Friends amirite? …We’re not rite.

http://youtu.be/7EaVzEImpQ0

Now that you’re done with education for the day, if you haven’t already, go and get your hands on some limited release discounted tickets for Blurst Of Times 2014 while they are still available. See each city’s full lineup, dates and ticket information below.

Blurst of Times 2014

Saturday, 18th October

The Brightside, The Brightside Carpark & The Zoo, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 19th October

Seaworks, Melbourne

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 25th October

The Factory Theatre, Sydney

Tickets: Oztix

Blurst of Times Brisbane Lineup

Many Things

Velociraptor

Jeremy Neale

The Creases

Palms

Die! Die! Die!

Bloods

Per Purpose

Martyr Privates

Scotdrakula

The Jensens

Hound

These New South Whales

DZ Deathrays

Hard-Ons

Dick Diver

Blank Realm

The UV Race

Orphans Orphans

Major Leagues

TV Colours

High Tension

Babaganouj

Rolls Bayce

Day Ravies

I, A Man

High-Tails

Dollar Bar

Roku Music

Born Lion

The Good Sports

The Upskirts

Salvadarlings

Blurst Of Times Sydney Lineup

Many Things

Velociraptor

Jeremy Neale

The Creases

Bloods

Die! Die! Die!

APES

Bob Log III

High-Tails

The Owls

DZ Deathrays

Hard-Ons

Jeremy Neale

Blank Realm

Step Panther

TV Colours

Chicks Who Love Guns

Bearhug

Spod

Donny Benet

Born Lion

Babaganouj

Black Zeros

Rolls Bayce

Low Life

Hockey Dad

The Upskirts

These New South Whales

Blurst Of Times Melbourne Lineup

Many Things

Velociraptor

The Creases

Palms

Die! Die! Die!

APES

The Ocean Party

Damn Terran

I, A Man

The Ancients

Mighty Boys

Heads Of Charm

The SMB

DZ Deathrays

Hard-Ons

Jeremy Neale

Harmony

Beaches

Drunk Mums

The Uv Race

Blank Realm

TV Colours

Major Leagues

Spod

Donny Benet

Super Best Friends

Scotdrakula

Babaganouj

Rolls Bayce

Miss Destiny

Sunbeam Sound Machine

Chores

The Good Sports

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