As I'm sure you can imagine, there was more then just a little build up
to Good Vibes Festival... and despite two major acts pulling out just a
few days before the event, I can say for me it was a MASSIVELY FUN
AND EXCITING DAY!!!!
But gosh, where do I start?
Well it had been bucketing cats and dogs for a few days leading into
the day so I decided to invest in a pair of steel reinforced Wellies…. Best
$30 bucks I ever spent! Although it felt like I was walking around with
led weights strapped to my feet they let me walk freely around without
worrying about the mud and rain. For extra measure I picked myself
up a two-dollar poncho for the likely down poor that might come
throughout the day.
For any good music event I think the best way to warm up is to listen
to some of the acts tunes to put you in the right mood! Fellow contestant
Bec joined me and we enjoyed a relaxed glass of wine and chatted about
which bands we most wanted to see and how we were going to manage
running around to hear them!
Entry into Good Vibes festival was very efficient and organised. We were
literally through the front gates in 1 minute although I was a bit miffed
that my umbrella was confiscated. As we entered we were met by a row
of police and sniffer dogs that promptly poked their noses in our groins.
A little eager perhaps but I’m sure they serve their purpose to reduce
excessive consumption on the day.
So straight up I made a beeline for the “Laundry Stage” (hosted by
Sydney nightclub “Chinese Laundry” I presume?) where the legendary
was serving up a tasty mix of breaks, beats and some dub
step tinged tracks. Even at the early festival hour of 1pm the audience
was getting into the full swing of things and jumping around. By the
end of his performance there was a sizeable crowd who’d come in early
to hear his set.
I then had to tear myself away from Kid Kenobi to head back towards
the main stage and watch Bluejuice
. Straight away they captivated the audience with their lively performance and unreserved crowd interactions.
From a musical perspective I really enjoyed the thickness of their sound
created from their arrangement and mixture of synths, keys, drums and
Keeping a close eye on the time I headed towards our pre-arranged
meeting place to catch up with our fellow MY WORLD TOUR team mates
in preparation for our interviews.
Along the way I found some entertaining people meandering through
the crowd. These two friendly girls found a novel way to keep track of
how many drinks they’ve had for the day! It was definitely a good
conversation starter and they weren’t holding back at $11 bucks a drink.
People seemed to be enjoying themselves and the festival was definitely
a sociable place to meet new friends. This fella was particularly
friendly and he enjoyed a good bit of banter with Bec and
Flankee.... pucker up girls!
I think these girls thought I was a bit strange at first for asking if they
would pose in a photograph for me, but we had a good laugh about it
all when I explained!
This was our friendly camera operator who filmed our interviews for day!
And of course the heavens opened up to rain down on us but we
were suitably prepared for this inevitability.
To be continued…..