Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday night in Melbourne town

Not sure exactly why but when we go to concerts we always seem to see people behaving in ways that definitely qualify as a bit odd. There was the girl who fell asleep at a Rob Thomas concert, the people who got so drunk when we went to see Matchbox Twenty that they had to leave before the band came on, the people who I think had sex in the seats being us at Soundrelief in full view of everyone, and the latest instalment happened at the Jet and Powderfinger concerts that I went to last Saturday night.

The first was more annoying than odd - a bloke who was standing directly in front of me who couldn't leave his girlfriend alone. He was constantly groping her - inside and outside her clothes! By the end of the night I just wanted to slap his hand and tell him to leave her alone. Maybe I am getting old, but seriously, leave her alone mate - or at least wait until you get her home!

The second definitely counted as odd. There was a group of people who were sitting a row in front of us and to the left. When they pulled out a pillow we thought it was a bit odd (and that maybe they should have made friends with the sleeper from Rob Thomas), but when they started pulling the stuffing out of the pillow and throwing it around, that was even stranger! What was that about?

Jet and Powderfinger were awesome. I had such a great time, and left the concert with such a buzz that it took me about three hours to be ready to sleep!

This is Powderfinger's final tour. I had tried to get tickets when they went on sale but wasn't successful. On Thurday one of my friends sent an email around asking if anyone wanted a ticket and I jumped at the opportunity, and I am so glad I did!

One of the highlights was definitely hearing Bernard sing Nobody Sees whilst playing the guitar - just him, the guitar and a spotlight - sent chills up my spine. Another highlight - the whole crowd singing My Happiness! I am trying to decide if I want to buy the recording of the concert that is available. It is certainly tempting.

The only slightly odd thing from the concert was that the song that was played over the loud speakers as we were leaving was Depeche Mode's Just Can't Get Enough. Whilst the sentiment was definitely relevant, it is slightly strange to leave a Jet and Powderfinger gig with a Depeche Mode song stuck in your head!


  1. Maybe the sleeper had narcolepsy? Dismantling a pillow, though? Why, that's just wasteful!

  2. I've been pretty lucky that I've avoided strange behavior at concerts, but the pillow is just plain odd. Glad you enjoyed the concert though!

  3. Charley, maybe she did. It was just such a contrast between being so hyped up and then nothing and then hyped up again lol!

    And yes the pillow thing was just very odd Michelle

  4. Wow, it seems like you always get the weirdos around you when you attend concerts!