If one is fortunate enough not to live in the windswept wastelands which girt the city then Canberra is an eminently pleasant place to live. But lacking in the real highlights of Australian coastal cities.
Except that is until summer rolls around and the Canberra Musician’s Club Backyard Backanalia’s get going.
The $50 to join the club is, for mine, pretty much justified by being able to take part in the magic and mayhem of these monthly events.
From early evening to 11pm a cavalcade of artists entertain the crowd in an inner north backyard under stars and trees. The drinks are BYO and sizzled sausages are provided.
Then, when the amps are turned off for noise reasons, the crowd draws in around the fire bin for a bit of a low volume sing a long.
Last night even featured a touring act in the form of Anarchist Duck (no relation to the website as far as I can tell).
If you like music, laughter, and sillyness under the stars then you’re really missing out if you haven’t joined up to get to these things.
[Disclaimer: RiotACT has a mutual sponsorship arrangement with the Canberra Musician’s Club]