[First filed: September 14, 2008 @ 22:31]
In a marathon of festivity the Canberra Musicians Club lumbered down the runway on Saturday and into clear blue skies.
The music started at 12.30 in the afternoon and continued over five stages until the small hours of the morning.
There were far too many bands for a lone reviewer to attempt being comprehensive but I was very impressed by newcomers Starfish Hill (which is not to diminish the other bands).
The Cashews guerilla’d it up down in the Commonwealth Avenue underpass to the horror of little old ladies trying to get back from their Floriade trip to the Hyatt.
Indeed a highlight of sitting out on the front lawn, taking shade from the hot sun, was watching the Hyatt clientelle’s eyes boggling at the Launch revellers.
It was great to meet so many RiotACT readers, especially Kate who thought I was 27.
The Chief Minister even made an appearance which probably pleased the organisers more than it did the crowd. All he had to do was say what how glad he was to be there and smash a guitar but instead we got a long dull speech about the place of music in the community complete with ABS stats. That aside, full marks for showing.
I know I had a stupendous time, I’m looking forward to the next event.
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(Slideshow below, if you’ve got images of the night you’d like added to the record email them into firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to Capital Thread, Adam Jenkins)
[Disclosure: the Canberra Musicians Club are sponsors of RiotACT]