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sunset sounds day two

John Steel Singers

John Steel Singers, King Khan & The Shrines, Lisa Mitchell, Grizzly Bear, Sarah Blasko, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It made for a pretty epic Day Two. Click the link below to see more photos taken on my Holga.

John Steel Singers. Wearing horse heads. Sexy.

King Khan & The Shrines. In the paper they described him as being a cross between James Brown and Iggy Pop. You read that, and it’s pretty hard to comprehend, but then you see him and it all makes sense.

It looks like I’m applying lipstick to my chin. But I’m not. Also, applying lipstick without a mirror was a brave decision on my part. Especially red lipstick. But my Lancome lipstick is more like a really really red gloss, so it’s not all scary. Moral of the story? None, really.

Lisa Mitchell. Dusk + no camera flash = sub par photos. But she was way cute. And was wearing a killer red dress. Click the photo to enlarge.

Grizzly Bear. Of course, the only semi-decent photo had to be of the drum kit. With no drummer. In the second photo, if you squint, you can kind of see one of the band members. I need a better system for night shots. Obviously my flash sucks. Despite the crappy photos, they were AMAZING. Magical, almost. The super long sound check and late start was so worth it. Also, props to the girl in the crowd with the Lomo fisheye. We had mad Lomo chats.

Sarah Blasko. En route to Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Curse you Sunset Sounds for making me choose between YYYs, Blasko, and Xavier Rudd. (Oh, who am I kidding, I still love you, SS). And yes, this is a way dodgy photo but whatever. It was night. And I didn’t use a flash. Therefore in my mind it’s a semi-success.

I also have a bunch of photos that aren’t festival related, and will post them in due course. Hope you’ve enjoyed my Sunset Sounds photo journey!

sunset sounds day one

Datarock, Jamie T, Hilltop Hoods, and Moby. Some of my photos from Day One of Sunset Sounds. It was a bit overcast plus most of the festival took place in the evening, so my photos are a bit dark. More photos after the jump.

Datarock. Dodgy photo, I know. But you can kind of see them. In their tracksuits. Which would have been BOILING. I only got to see the last couple of songs. But their energy on stage is brilliant and they definitely had the crowd going.

People who will probably hate me for putting these up.

Jamie T & The Pacemakers. It was a bit of an agonising decision between them and Emiliana Torrini. Damn those timetable clashes. In the end, my gut instinct won out and I stayed at the main stage for Jamie T. These kids always put on a frenetic show and I couldn’t deny myself the pleasure of being part of that again.

(Photos of Hilltop Hoods would go here, but I didn’t take any because to be honest I’m not a fan. I just stayed at that stage to secure a spot for Moby.)

Blurry Moby. I took this photo using the “B” setting. Obviously my hand wasn’t steady enough. His set was amazing. The best way to top off a fantastic afternoon of festival madness. Although the constant “thank you, thank you, thank you” came across as both irritating and insincere (probably a you-had-to-be-there kind of thing). Despite this, his set was the unexpected highlight of my evening. Listening to We Are All Made of Stars in an open air setting, underneath a blanket of stars, is almost a spiritual experience.

Day Two photos coming up soon.

paper cranes

Yes, I like making paper cranes. And then taking photos of them. These were taken on my Holga and Supersampler. There’s some weird multiple exposure stuff happening in the Holga ones. I can’t believe I managed three exposures in the first frame. I thought it would have ended up waaaaaaaaay overexposed.

eat cake

Craving cake. But there’s no cake in the house. And I’m too lazy to go on a cake baking spree. So I’ll have to satisfy my cravings by just looking at photos of cake. Sigh. These photos are from last year, but I thought I’d share them and all their cake-y goodness. I attended two 21sts in one night (but technically it was three 21sts, because the first one was a joint one for twins, but this might be getting too off topic). Anyway, although both parties were fantastic, it kind of sucked because I felt so rude leaving one early and then rocking up at the other late (just in time for speeches and cake too, how’s that for timing?). To this day, I wish I had had a body double (or one of those time machine things Hermione had in Harry Potter) so I could have attended both parties for their entirety. Oh, the pitfalls of having an active social life. But at least I got cake.