Two Door Cinema Club | Delphic | Operator Please | Tame Impala | Laura Marling | Wolfmother |
Florence & The Machine | THE STROKES
Saturday/Strokesday. While Two Door Cinema Club, Delphic, Tame Impala, Laura Marling, and Florence & The Machine are all awesome in their own rights… today was always going to be about The Strokes. And rightly so. They were just… AMAZING. Julian and the boys delivered a set like no other. We got ourselves settled in at the amphitheatre during Operator Please, but during Tame Impala’s set we started getting a bit twitchy at the sheer number of people flooding into the amphitheatre. I’d had my heart set on seeing Laura Marling, but didn’t want to risk getting locked out for The Strokes. Anyway, my friend and I decided it was worth the risk, and I think the Splendour Gods must have been shining down on us again because after Laura’s set (which was beautiful by the way – the whole crowd singing along to Ghost was a magical moment) we beat the crowd (and the reported lockout) and made it back in time for Wolfmother’s set. We had plenty of time to squeeze our way to the front. Which kind of worked until just before The Strokes came on and a random crowd surge knocked about 50 people to the floor and set us back 10 metres or so. In hindsight this was probably a good thing because it meant we were out of the most insane part of the mosh (things got really dicey at times).
These boots served me well today. They withstood a lot of trampling and jumping and moshing. (For those interested, I wore these, jeans, a black singlet, my hat, and khaki anorak. Not very creative, but it was the ideal outfit for withstanding insane-o mosh pits).
Refueling for the epic night ahead. This Vegi Burger was delicious. Can’t you tell?
You can just make out Florence. Kind of surprised these photos worked out at all. Anyway, she delivered a killer set, as always. Her voice is insanely powerful. Such a mesmerising set. I will never tire of jumping around to Dog Days live. The crush in between her set and The Strokes was SCARY.
So these photos were never going to be the best quality, but you can still make out some things, like Albert’s white suit. I guess he missed the leather jacket memo…
More of a crowd shot. But you can still see how close we were to the stage. Kind of.
There weren’t many photos I could share from today. Well there were, but I doubt my friends would appreciate me putting them up here (haha). I spent the day too wrapped up in all the great music to take photos. Anyway, memories will always serve me better in the end.
If you want to see better photos of bands etc, Triple J have some pretty extensive Splendour coverage: here.