Travel Story «Sounds of Sydney»

Australia | 0 Comments 04 October 2006 - Last Update 24 December 2006

              SOUNDS OF SYDNEY

Although our time in Sydney was relatively short (could stay another year easy!!) we still found time to take in some quality gigs (as described myjealous brother – Hi Shane!). First off:


As the rest of the gals had decided to jet off to Tasmania for the weekend myself and Grainne decided to keep ourselves entertained with this group of scousers! The Gaelic Club was our destination this Friday night – the 21st of July. We positioned ourselves right at the top and had excellent view. When they came on they didn’t fail to please at all – and played all our favourites – those being Zuton Fever, Confusion and Remember Me. As this was nearly four months ago at this stage I’m afraid I can’t remember much more. All I know is we left well impressed and would recommend them to everyone – brilliant live act!!!




Our busy weekend, which comprised of Grainne’s birthday, The Races and Lornas aussie farewell started on the Friday night with this Hard Fi concert (29th September 2006). Myself, Grainne and Emily headed to Enmore theatre this time in Newtown, Sydney and arrived just in time for the headliners themselves. We were really lucky with seats (not that we did much sitting in the end) and were right at the front on the balcony! Brid,Cathy,Ruth and Hilary from the Athlone crew were there aswell but there was no time for chit-chat – there was some seriously good music that needed our attention. Known mainly for their lifestyle ad song “Livin for the Weekend” (which was saved for the encore surprise! Surprise!!) they played other classic tunes from their album “Stars of CCTV” like “Hard to Beat”, Cash Machine, Better Do Better, Stars of CCTV and some really good newbies too! Another great choice if I may say so myself and even Emily who wasn’t that well acquainted with this London band beforehand had a great night



4th October 2006 – We couldn’t believe our luck when we got tickets for this gig the day before – Foo Fighters – Acoustic Session in the Opera House no less!!! As we had been meaning to catch a show there and time was quickly running out on us it was two birds with the one stone!! So this Wednesday evening after work myself, Grainne, Emily, Helen, Cathy and Brid made our way down to circular quay to the famous Sydney Opera House. Now I had heard rumours before that the inside was mingin in comparison to the world famous exterior blah, blah blah – but in my humble opinion it’s just as fab inside. Our seats were actually behind the band on stage, which we thought would be a bummer but far from it!! We had an amazing view of the huge audience and the theatre itself and were so near to the band I feel that me and the drummer Taylor Hawkins should be on first-name terms now! Words cannot explain how good this gig was – they were AMAZING!!! Loved every single song and the lads themselves kept us amused with their antics in between songs! It was so good that I wasn’t even slightly aggrieved that one of my favourite foo-fighters – “Learn to Fly” didn’t appear on their set-list. Now try to imagine/visualize “Best of You” just Dave Grohl and his guitar??? You think it wouldn’t work without drums for that extra effect but it worked alright and everyone else there would agree with me – we were in complete awe!!!







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