@ The Great Northern Hotel, Supported by Deep Sea Arcade and Ball Park Music.
The funnest night I've had in SO long, and I've had many a fun night lately!
Emma and I arrived in Byron thinking that it would just be us enjoying the show, but we got to the Northern we found our whole group, because the singer of Ball Park Music is brother to our friend's girlfriend! Makes sense.
So we pay our money, run in, and find the best seat by the stage. This is just a resting spot for our lazy butts, before the hours of dancing begins.
Ball Park Music start, and I'm amazed at how good they are. The singer used to be in another local band called Kanaka who were also great, so I shouldn't be too surprised. Crazy chicks are dancing and one pulls us down to dance, Emma hesitates, but I jump at the chance to make a fool of myself! Emma follows. haha.
We dance like crazy and our friends notice from afar and join us. I haven't seen a small band pull such a crowd. Rate them on Triple J Unearthed! NOW! http://www.triplejunearthed.com/Artists/View.aspx?artistid=15614
The next band, Deep Sea Arcade were a good rest in between the excitement. Doesn't mean they weren't exciting, just that they were less SHAZZAAM, but had some amazing songs. 'Lonely In Your Arms' was stuck in my head for the rest of the night.
Then came to Hungry Kids of Hungary. I was disappointed because I could've seen them for free months earlier when they were supporting Bertie Blackman, but they pulled out cos someone was ill. How sad. But they were SO worth the $20, as were the other bands. They threw out one of their Frisbees and Emma caught it. She later got them to sign it and is now hanging on her wall! I stole the set list and got them to sign it too haha, they scribbled on it and wrote silly things. I do appreciate a band with a sense of humour!
They played a great set full of boppy numbers including 'Scattered Diamonds' and even a cover of M.I.A's 'Paper Planes'. For the enore they pulled up the members of BPM and my friend Carl got up there too haha, classic.
That night was more fun than I could've imagined, and I'd definitely see them again when they come my way. You should too!