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Skyfire 21 review… or how to waste most of the day to watch and listen to a bunch of crap…

By grunge_hippy 22 March 2009 68

Don’t get me wrong, the fireworks itself were not that bad.  But they weren’t spectacular… there has been better ones over the years… 

The thing that let the whole thing down was the soundtrack. 

For something that is advertised as fireworks to music (which is how I remember it being when it started 21 years ago) the music chosen was out of sync for one, and for another claimed to be going through the 21 years of skyfire. 

Last time I checked Smoke on the Water was not in the last 21 years.   They could have very easily have made a kick arse soundtrack to go over the last 21 years of music.

What did everyone else think?

[Ed – Photograph kindly courtesy of Anthony Caffery]

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knowitall 1:21 am 26 Mar 09

I think you’ll find that they dropped thee ‘FM’ a few years ago and are just 104.7 – can’t remember the last time they said ‘FM’ 104.7 on air. The event is a station event and would hazard a guess and suggest that they would pay for everything from the provision of the toilets to the clean up…most likely the ACT Government doesn’t give them any special favours.

Holden Caulfield 10:11 pm 23 Mar 09

p1 said :

Fair enough that different people like different people. However it has nothing to do with new-fangled music. They don’t play new releases unless it is pushed by a major record label, which means invariably that it is an established “artist”, or has already proved to be popular.

Or it could just be that they play shit music. The cliched DJs and tired “FM” formula don’t do much to attract this listener either.

p1 10:06 pm 23 Mar 09

uuummmmm…….

Fair enough that different people like different people.

Second people should read “music”. Although that is true too.

Disclaimer: I am not suggesting that any specific radio station is any better, and I am definatly not suggesting that “popular” means music is good.

p1 10:04 pm 23 Mar 09

A soundtrack supplied by FM104.7 contains crap music and people are surprised! What next it’s hot in hell?

Almost as likely as some old fella not liking the new-fangled music that all these youngsters listen to these days..

Fair enough that different people like different people. However it has nothing to do with new-fangled music. They don’t play new releases unless it is pushed by a major record label, which means invariably that it is an established “artist”, or has already proved to be popular.

bd84 9:36 pm 23 Mar 09

Holden Caulfield said :

A soundtrack supplied by FM104.7 contains crap music and people are surprised! What next it’s hot in hell?

Almost as likely as some old fella not liking the new-fangled music that all these youngsters listen to these days..

AngryHenry said :

I’d say the government may have footed the bill for the people out there on the Sunday cleaning up the aftermath. Would not suprise me if the same goes for the loos.

104.7 pays the government for the cleanup. People are grubs nothing unusual there, it occurs at every major event where most people are too lazy to walk 50m to a bin.

AngryHenry 4:20 pm 23 Mar 09

I’d say the government may have footed the bill for the people out there on the Sunday cleaning up the aftermath. Would not suprise me if the same goes for the loos.

Danman 3:53 pm 23 Mar 09

At the Australia Day concert between OPH and NPH, they had cordened off areas for temporary toilet areas.

This was the first time I have ever seen mobile outdoor troughs for the gentlemen as well as tardis’s for those game enough. There seemed to be ample facilities for both sexes, without the need to queue.

Given that skyfire was a private sector funded event, then perhaps that is why amenities were lacking. Hopefully the gubment does not foot the bill… I dunno.. anyone wish to correct me ?

AngryHenry 3:02 pm 23 Mar 09

sepi said :

Surely if they provide lots of those big hessian bins people will at least make some efforts to put their stuff near the bin?

You would think, a hundred odd thousand dollars woth of fireworks, maybe they could forgo the last few minutes or so and spend some money on facilities, like bins and toilets.

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