It was a Sunday, I was excited because the time had come for me to go to the Future Music Festival.
It was a sweltering day and the first thing after having hopped off the train was being searched by sniffer dogs. People were being body searched and taken away all before entering the music festival.
And then we were in, the first act of the day I saw was Gypsy and the Cat. They always play a good set especially with their song Sorry. Having sweated it out at Gypsy and the Cat we found a foam party at the Strongbow house. It was my first time in a foam pit, dancing away in cool foam to dirty beats was amazing and a cooling experience.
The next set after that was some FUN. I was surprised to see them playing at Future as they aren’t very dancy, or djayee but poppy. They are my secret mainstream band that I do like and their set was amazing with all the classic songs being played.
After FUN. It was time to get down and dirty. Dancing to Steve Aoki DJ Turbulance and No Beef was amazing as everyone was going crazy. It was a lot of fun. Then of gangman style fame, PSY played. I was surprised that he got paid to come here just to play 3 songs, 2 of them songs that no one knew and once gangman style was played everyone bailed.
Avicii, Bloc Party are all a blur.
But it was a fun time even if alcohol was ridiculously overpriced and a smirnoff double black cost $12 even if I could buy a four pack of these at the bottlo for $20.
So I’m pretty shitty at documenting my adventures but last week I ventured out to Big Day Out alongside my sister, and my 2 besties. Hiding our alcohol in biscuit and muesli boxes we were left to wonder how thorough they will search our bags. Clearly they weren’t thorough at all as our alcohol was let in. And matter of factly it was good we snuck in our alcohol as a vodka cruiser can was going to cost 3 tickets (an equivalent of $12 for one can, when at a bottlo you can purchase a four pack for $14).
Then off to Helena where we got our dance on, at first we thought she was Nina Las Vegas, then it clicked to us that she wasn’t. After a bit of a dance we decided to explore the Vodka Cruiser House Party, I had to leave my sister outside as she was under 18. She was a good sport through out the day and went off and saw a band while we indulged in a pricey beverage.
As we weren’t really that keen on the line up of BDO and the Chilli Peppers weren’t on till ages we went and danced solidly at a silent disco. Then it came time to see Vampire Weekend, playing their classic songs and us deciding that there will be no way that we will be going into the mosh for the Chilli Peppers.
My besties and I realised we still had some drink tickets that we had to use, so leaving my sister to watch the Yeah Yeah Yeahs we went and got a drink and I spent a good 30 minute wait in a line to go to the toilet (what is it with festivals and long girl toilet lines). My friends then decided they wanted to get slushies so that we can make them alcoholic so they rushed off to buy slushies whilst I started hearing the Killers play. Hearing the Killers and their first song Mr Brightside, I dashed off to try and find my sister in the crowd of people. I finally found her and was able to enjoy the set, with my besties finding us too.
Then it was what I had been waiting for all day and all my life. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers began to play and my god was it amazing. I even got on someones shoulders. They were playing the classics of Under the Bridge, Otherside, Can’t stop and during Suck my Kiss I had to pee again, knowing I wont be getting back to my spot, I went off to the bar and spent my last drink ticket and watched the Chilli Peppers and had a better view.
And this concludes my big day out and Australia Day where Macklemore’s Thrift Shop scored number 1 in the hottest 100.
It’s that time of year again, and it’s not Christmas, or Orthodox New Year or Easter. It is the time that the vote you make could either make or break your year. And no I’m not talking about politic either. It’s time to vote for Triple Js annual hottest 100, and your vote is crucial.
Deciding what I was going to vote was a tough one, there were so many songs that from a short list of 150 songs ranging from Die Antword to San Cisco to Alt-J to Frank Ocean to Mumford and Sons, I had to take out 150 songs and only choose 10. I’m proud with the decision I made, some might even get into the Top 10. But I’m already calling it even though I didn’t vote for it, Little Talks by Monsters and Men and Thrift shop by Mackelmore will be in the Top 10.
My top 10 of 2012 was:
Alt J-Breeze Blocks
Chet Faker- I’m into you
Amanda Palmer- Do it like a rockstar
Crystal Fighters- Love is all I got
Flume- Left alone
The Griswolds- Heart of a lion
Gypsy & the Cat- Sorry
Jack White- Hypocritical Kiss
Mumford & Sons- I will wait
So go to the website and vote, be part of music history as there’s only 4 days left:http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/12/
The Hottest 100 will be announced on the 26th of January. I’m sad that I miss out but I will be seeing the Red Hot Chilli Peppers that day, so it might top it.
I hadn’t written for a while but I’ve been on a few adventures.
1. I finally found a good endo, who actually understands me and was like you will f*** up but you are young and I am here to help you through it. I know that you will drink and party. I told her I liked her already
2. I have recently become fond of going to 90s nights. Dancing to songs that I can sing to just makes my night. There are 2 I have been too so far. Perseverance on a Friday night in Brunswick st, from playing Spice Girls to S Club 7 to Hanson even some Jessies Girl and Bohemian Rhapsody, I couldn’t remember the last time I had danced and drunk till 4am with us 3 girls being the last to leave the pub.
The second 90s night I went to was at the Espy in St Kilda, it may have been one of the worst mistakes I made to go. It would’ve been good if you were over 28, but alas I am not and me and my friend might possibly have been the youngest of legal age there. Plus their jaeger bombs were quite pricey. But never fear we weren’t going to let a bad pub stop us, so we went to Rats or Brown Alley. It was a lot of fun and filled with people my age. We were a bit dubious at first, as no one was on the d floor in the first room, but we found where the people were, the roof top, smokers bar where a dj was spinning hits from 90s to now to indie rock to top 40. My ideal night. Plus being a smoker it was also a bit of a benefit. I wasn’t missing out on the music. My friend a non-smoker was also surprised that it wasn’t filled with smoke and she was able to enjoy herself. A bonus jaeger bombs here were less than $10 a students dream price. The only down side was that entry was $20 but it was totally worth it. Also a plus there was some eye candy.
So for a fun filled weekend of dance I would recommend hitting up Perseverance on a Friday night followed by Rats on a Saturday than perhaps a lazy Sunday session somewhere to nurse that headache.
Anyway Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’m off on a bit of a holiday to have some more adventures.