I have young children and seemingly very little time outside of work, study, kids etc. to do anything if any great excitement – like see the Rolling Stones. A friend of mine however was very disappointed when they had to delay their concert after she had secured tickets to the Adelaide show and arranged her flights etc.
I must confess to finding it a bit funny listening to a discussion this morning (and a few subsequent news reports) along the lines of ‘the Stones have rescheduled their tour and failed to include a Canberra date’. In my mind, I guess I figure we’re just not cool enough, or big enough to warrant such a gig.
But, the discussions got me to thinking. They go to Adelaide? My grandparents live in Adelaide… I know the town is in no way cooler than Canberra (I’m sure many native Adelaide expats may disagree) – it sure isn’t Sydney or Melbourne. So I guess I started wondering why we don’t get the big names here. I haven’t looked up from my little suburban box for a while, but I can’t remember the last time a big name played here. I do remember seeing Dire Straits at the then Bruce Stadium (in the rain) quite some years (possibly decades) ago.
What is it? Do we not have a suitable venue? Would we not fill it? Are we lacking in suitable groovy boozers for muso’s to hang out afterwards? Do we smell?
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At the very least, we would attract the run off from those who weren’t able to secure big city tickets.
So now I’m kind of p*ssed about something I didn’t even realise I cared about. Grrrr