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Foreshore from the wrong shore, 2008

johnboy 30 November 2008 23

[First filed: November 29, 2008 @ 18:21]

This afternoon the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin was filled with tentage, amplifiers, and lovers of repetitive electronic music.

On the northern shore the music was coming across loud and clear. Wedding car drivers stood around talking about their cars. Dog walkers stared in bewilderment at the source of all the racket, and ducks and swans were occasionally alarmed by rogue beach balls coming across the water.

The reverb off the concrete of Commonwealth Place sounded like quite something from a distance. Any attendees want to let us know what is was like there?

Here’s a snippet of the sound from the wrong shore if you want to have a listen.

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23 Responses to Foreshore from the wrong shore, 2008
fnaah 2:03 pm 01 Dec 08

I swear I commented on this thread earlier today… eh, nevermind.

I really enjoyed the evening (didn’t get there until… um… 7ish? In time to see Dukes of Windsor, at any rate), I thought the crowd was generally very well behaved, and the sound was excellent (apart from the mentioned *very brief* dropout on the main stage.)

My experience with the bar queue was pretty good – the line disappeared when someone said “there’s no alcohol left”, and I got my soft drink pretty quickly. 😛

Stand out moment of the night: during the Presets encore, the rain started again, and they fired up the green lasers over the crowd – the beams hit individual drops, creating tiny flashes of green everywhere, like tiny brilliant fireflies. Tres cool.

wishuwell 9:38 am 01 Dec 08

I don’t wish to sound like some kind of ‘Marg from Ainslie’ but the windows in my house were vibrating. At least I had access to toilet and bar facilities without standing in line for hours, not to mention climate controlled listening areas.

CoffinRX2 3:01 am 01 Dec 08

Apparently over 12000 people through the gates!! … and 9000 people in the main stage fron Pnau onwards!

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