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blahfrigginblah
Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:41:04 AM
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Two marriage proposals, one at Wagons (forget the song) and one to Franti's "Life is better with you". Both proposals were accepted :)

The security goon at Sticky Fingers not letting the lead singer back on after he stage dived into the crowd.

Peter Noble singing and dancing with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra... gold!

Melbourne Ska Orchestra giving the charity Thin Green Line a plug and sending round the bucket... they got $3000!

The size of the line at Hunter Hayes CD signing.... whatever he was selling is going platinum!

The girl with Down Syndrome on stage dancing like theres no tomorrow to Michael Franti was just glorious.

Its often the things that aren't on the programme that make a festival..... what did you see?


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blahfrigginblah wrote:
what did you see?


I liked the parents who brought in a trailer for their small children to sleep in during the later hours. The use of the led pois to illuminate the trailer were also a nice touch for making them easy to spot in the hustle of the crowds between tents. They also kept to the back of the tents to avoid getting in others' way. This was clearly a better option then simply plonking your kids on a picnic blanket as far into the tent as the sound desk and expecting others to know that there was a small human asleep in that dark void in the crowd.

blahfrigginblah wrote:
Melbourne Ska Orchestra giving the charity Thin Green Line a plug and sending round the bucket... they got $3000!


I was surprised that other bands don't do something similar. I was also surprised when one of the acts had to actually check the text on the t-shirt he was displaying to make sure he get the campaign's name right.

Finally the girl who decided to climb the tent during Counting Crows seemed to be of the opinion that if she fought off the security guard for long enough, he would simply give up and let here continue to hang from the tent support.
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Finally the girl who decided to climb the tent during Counting Crows seemed to be of the opinion that if she fought off the security guard for long enough, he would simply give up and let here continue to hang from the tent support.


There was a girl but she got down when security came over. It was the 2nd person (assuming it was her boyfriend) who was kicking out at security and then swinging around behind the videographer. Security escorted him out past us with her in tow. Even more interesting was that the Switchfoot lead singer climbed the pole on the other side during their set the next day. On Saturday I noticed some signs up saying not to climb, not sure if they were there beforehand?
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During Jimmy Cliff's performance on Friday night, the boys from Sticking Fingers and Boy and Bear were having a few quiet drinks and sharing a few joints at the back of the tent.
Of course in this day and age of mobile phones, which have instant messaging and cameras they were soon surrounded by some adoring young females.
I must say they look rather underwhelmed by the attention and soon departed before it got out of hand.
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firstly this is a true story...i didnt dream it!

while slogging through the mud between crossroads and jambalaya,i was approached by 2 girls and asked for a selfie,i said yes but was puzzled why they needed me for a selfie .they wanted me in the photo.i asked why and they said i looked like id been to a few bluesfests.why i said yeah....way back when...they asked if it was easier to get pot in then.
i told them it was compulsory back in the day.
as i looked back i swear they were twins,and brazilian.
i swear...true story.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
eileenk9
Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 4:06:23 PM

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A half naked guy rolling around in the mud until he was covered in it, getting his photo taken by an official photographer

The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.


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eileenk9 wrote:


The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.



That lineup had me thinking how good can a doughnut be?
Was going to try them but the line never seemed to get any smaller.


They got the cocaine, oxycontin, mushrooms, marijuana
Vodka, plastic pop-off, twist one off
Yesterday I smoked, today I don't
Yeah, yeah, yeah


The Ike Reilly Assassination:Valentine's Day In Juárez
distinctlyme
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c0kebloke wrote:
eileenk9 wrote:


The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.



That lineup had me thinking how good can a doughnut be?
Was going to try them but the line never seemed to get any smaller.


Saw the opportunity with a short line at some point Sunday night. Was max 1 min wait. I think it's the smell that draws everyone in. I know I found it hard walking past again and again! Anyway, they were big, hot and yum. But in all honesty, I could have had a donut from Donut King and been just as satisfied.
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distinctlyme wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
eileenk9 wrote:


The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.



That lineup had me thinking how good can a doughnut be?
Was going to try them but the line never seemed to get any smaller.


Saw the opportunity with a short line at some point Sunday night. Was max 1 min wait. I think it's the smell that draws everyone in. I know I found it hard walking past again and again! Anyway, they were big, hot and yum. But in all honesty, I could have had a donut from Donut King and been just as satisfied.

You know I think your right bout the smell getting people in.
I recall another tent with huge line a few years back (souvy? Or BBQ ?) the smell that came from that tent drew me in every time but lines were huge so no taste for me that year.


They got the cocaine, oxycontin, mushrooms, marijuana
Vodka, plastic pop-off, twist one off
Yesterday I smoked, today I don't
Yeah, yeah, yeah


The Ike Reilly Assassination:Valentine's Day In Juárez
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Jimmy T's self deprecating but hypnotic working of the crowd. A real gentleman. Talented. His invitation to his mate from the shed to play harp on "on the road again", was an act of kindness. If he's become a resident here, it's a win/win for all.
The singing on the buses was often rollicking and hearty.
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distinctlyme wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
eileenk9 wrote:


The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.



That lineup had me thinking how good can a doughnut be?
Was going to try them but the line never seemed to get any smaller.


Saw the opportunity with a short line at some point Sunday night. Was max 1 min wait. I think it's the smell that draws everyone in. I know I found it hard walking past again and again! Anyway, they were big, hot and yum. But in all honesty, I could have had a donut from Donut King and been just as satisfied.


I had a chat about it with a few mates and I reckon on day one they organise all their mates to line up for the first few hours and then people follow suit the rest of the weekend haha either that or as soon as the whack the word organic in front of it everyone goes mad over them!

No way I'm lining up for 30mins for a donut no matter how good it is (and I'm sure they were great)

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
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c0kebloke wrote:
distinctlyme wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
eileenk9 wrote:


The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.



That lineup had me thinking how good can a doughnut be?
Was going to try them but the line never seemed to get any smaller.


Saw the opportunity with a short line at some point Sunday night. Was max 1 min wait. I think it's the smell that draws everyone in. I know I found it hard walking past again and again! Anyway, they were big, hot and yum. But in all honesty, I could have had a donut from Donut King and been just as satisfied.

You know I think your right bout the smell getting people in.
I recall another tent with huge line a few years back (souvy? Or BBQ ?) the smell that came from that tent drew me in every time but lines were huge so no taste for me that year.


That the year there were on the other side of the food tent close to the cd tent and the chimney was bellowing smoke right into the crowd walking through? Haha good times

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
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timcook123 wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
distinctlyme wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
eileenk9 wrote:


The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.



That lineup had me thinking how good can a doughnut be?
Was going to try them but the line never seemed to get any smaller.


Saw the opportunity with a short line at some point Sunday night. Was max 1 min wait. I think it's the smell that draws everyone in. I know I found it hard walking past again and again! Anyway, they were big, hot and yum. But in all honesty, I could have had a donut from Donut King and been just as satisfied.

You know I think your right bout the smell getting people in.
I recall another tent with huge line a few years back (souvy? Or BBQ ?) the smell that came from that tent drew me in every time but lines were huge so no taste for me that year.


That the year there were on the other side of the food tent close to the cd tent and the chimney was bellowing smoke right into the crowd walking through? Haha good times

Yep that's the year.
Btw always have looked forward to a meet & greet with you but I never make the "official one" been lucky enough to be givin the intros from others & done the same myself.... Maybe one day mate;)



They got the cocaine, oxycontin, mushrooms, marijuana
Vodka, plastic pop-off, twist one off
Yesterday I smoked, today I don't
Yeah, yeah, yeah


The Ike Reilly Assassination:Valentine's Day In Juárez
timcook123
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c0kebloke wrote:
timcook123 wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
distinctlyme wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
eileenk9 wrote:


The 50 metre long queue outside Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts .. Every time I walked past it was there. Is there a special "ingredient" in them which attracts people. No other food stalls had queues that long.



That lineup had me thinking how good can a doughnut be?
Was going to try them but the line never seemed to get any smaller.


Saw the opportunity with a short line at some point Sunday night. Was max 1 min wait. I think it's the smell that draws everyone in. I know I found it hard walking past again and again! Anyway, they were big, hot and yum. But in all honesty, I could have had a donut from Donut King and been just as satisfied.

You know I think your right bout the smell getting people in.
I recall another tent with huge line a few years back (souvy? Or BBQ ?) the smell that came from that tent drew me in every time but lines were huge so no taste for me that year.


That the year there were on the other side of the food tent close to the cd tent and the chimney was bellowing smoke right into the crowd walking through? Haha good times

Yep that's the year.
Btw always have looked forward to a meet & greet with you but I never make the "official one" been lucky enough to be givin the intros from others & done the same myself.... Maybe one day mate;)


yeah one day! i'll wear a name tag or something one year so im easy to pick out

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
littlewillie
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Probably the most unusual thing I've seen at a Bluesfest gig was at Charles Bradley's Sunday night gig at Jambalaya.

Midway through a song the rhythm guitarist's guitar broke in half through the body of the instrument. He stood there for a little while with 2 pieces in his hands then took off backstage and handed it to one of the stage staff.
He obviously didn't have a spare because he then came back on stage and sang harmonies for the rest of the song and for the next one too I think.
Someone backstage must have rounded up another guitar from somewhere and he went back and strapped it on and continued the rest of the set looking a little sheepish, but full marks to him as it didn't distract from the show.

I don't know how many people actually witnessed this as it was pretty hard to take your eyes off the great showman Mr Bradley.
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littlewillie wrote:
Probably the most unusual thing I've seen at a Bluesfest gig was at Charles Bradley's Sunday night gig at Jambalaya.

Midway through a song the rhythm guitarist's guitar broke in half through the body of the instrument. He stood there for a little while with 2 pieces in his hands then took off backstage and handed it to one of the stage staff.
He obviously didn't have a spare because he then came back on stage and sang harmonies for the rest of the song and for the next one too I think.
Someone backstage must have rounded up another guitar from somewhere and he went back and strapped it on and continued the rest of the set looking a little sheepish, but full marks to him as it didn't distract from the show.

I don't know how many people actually witnessed this as it was pretty hard to take your eyes off the great showman Mr Bradley.


Great observation. I was there on Sunday night and never noticed it....but as you say, I couldn't take my eyes off Mr Bradley. He is a mesmerising!

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Listening to Peter Winston Macintosh..."
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There was also a marriage proposal onstage at Shaun Kirks Friday gig at the Juke Joint .

I think George Clinton was impressed by the well endowed young topless lady bouncing around on some guys shoulders about halfway through his gig, going by his hand action up and down his microphone stand .
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littlewillie wrote:
Probably the most unusual thing I've seen at a Bluesfest gig was at Charles Bradley's Sunday night gig at Jambalaya.

Midway through a song the rhythm guitarist's guitar broke in half through the body of the instrument. He stood there for a little while with 2 pieces in his hands then took off backstage and handed it to one of the stage staff.
He obviously didn't have a spare because he then came back on stage and sang harmonies for the rest of the song and for the next one too I think.
Someone backstage must have rounded up another guitar from somewhere and he went back and strapped it on and continued the rest of the set looking a little sheepish, but full marks to him as it didn't distract from the show.

I don't know how many people actually witnessed this as it was pretty hard to take your eyes off the great showman Mr Bradley.


I saw that too. IT was unfortunate because it was a really nice guitar ....I think it was one of these. http://www.rickenbacker.com/model.asp?model=1993Plus

Still can't work out how it broke. It split from end to end.
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I got to examine the guitar back stage
It split along the join - and could be put back together by a luthier

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bluesfestadmin wrote:
I got to examine the guitar back stage
It split along the join - and could be put back together by a luthier

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I suspect it was broken by way of Charles extremely awesome hip movements and pure greatness. I doubt it could be fixed? The guitar was banished to funk and soul heaven.

If I was a guitar I would like to die this way.


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