Ok, so I know that Splendour 09 has been and gone, but I just started My World Tour profile and I need something to blog about. But not only that, Splendour is such a bloody good festival, I could talk about it forever. With a lineup that included Bloc Party, The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Hilltop Hoods, Grinspoon, Midnight Juggernauts, The Specials, Friendly Fires and the infamous Teepee Forest its pretty easy to imagine how epic it was. But unless you were there you wouldn't have a clue of half of the shenanigans that went down. However, this little clip might help.
I swear im in there somewhere, completely raging with all my friends. It was such an epic weekend and even though Janes Addiction pulled out due to the drummer having an elbow infection (seriously!!), it was well worth the 2 days of travelling that I endured from Indonesia to be there. Musically the highlight for me was Friendly Fires, but I will probably remember the Flaming Lips set more than any other. (How did he get in that ball?!). However, like most festivals the music is almost a soundtrack to the other stuff going down.
All the side shows were insane and there wasn't much sign of any financial crisis bullshit. The Teepee Forest yet again was epic too. After a huge day of watching bands, there is nothing better than dancing like the drunken fool that you are with all of your new friends surrounded by teepee's. I cant wait to see what is install for next year, but untill then I will keep you updated on all the upcoming gigs. Ciao