New Years can sometimes be a big disappointment so the best way to combat that is to go to a 2 day music festival interstate. We've been terribly unfortunate to miss out on ballot tickets for the Falls Festival in Lorne Victoria (our home state) so this was the second year that we decided to cross the Bass Strait and head to Marion Bay in Tasmania for the much more relaxed version of the Falls Festival.
Rather than using my words to try and explain the couple of days when we camped near the beach and listened to glorious music, I'm going to use some pictures - more after the "jump" (lots more!)
We got stuck camping near the toilets - luckily for us the wind didn't blow the smell in our direction.
A view of one of the campsites on the first day - we were down the hill to the left. IDK what Lauren and Crystal were doing in this photo but it makes me laugh.
Our diet consited of potato, potato, potato - and I wondered why by day 2 I was having stomache aches.
The stomache ache was worth it when we discovered these Tornado Potatoes. They would have to be the greatest festival food invention - it's potato, cut into a curl, twisted onto a skewer, dipped in some batter and deep fried. It's then covered in your flavour of salt - the chicken salt was the best but big ups to the salt & vinegar version.
We spent a lot of our time at the main stage watching bands in the afternoons. This was The National - simply amazing!
Yeah we prefer the view from the front barriers.
I finally managed to see The Rapture live after about 5 years of listening to and obsessing over their music. Every time they have toured Australia I have missed out for some crazy reason (being OS, playing on the same night as someone else - you get it). It was worth the wait - so much fun and energy and I get to see them again on Saturday night - JOY!
Day 2 was a lot warmer - we relaxed for most of the morning and then went and found our favourite roast roll stand - we had on our minds that all we wanted was a "Chippy dog" so we bought buckets of chips with gravy and bread rolls from the lovely ladies and made them ourselves. Delicious!
I was surrounded by sweaty boys with no tops on (eww) while Public Enemy tore up the stage - it was worth it.
INTERPOL!!!! INTERPOL!!!! *swoon* Yeah I'm pretty sure there is not too many bands I love as much as I love Interpol. They were the last band I saw last year and that was the best way I could imagine finishing off the year.
Peaches counted in our New Years dressed in one of the most outrageous outfits I have ever seen.
And Klaxons started my New Year in dance party heaven.
Bands I saw:
Day 1 -
Daara J Family
Cold War Kids
The Soft Pack
The Living End
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Day 2 -
Boy And Bear
Hot Hot Heat
Angus & Julia Stone
It was a dirty, tiring, amazing way to bring in the New Year. I love doing something different - being away from home for New Years is a fun experience. Being in the country with no phone reception is a nice way to have fun while being completely disconnected from the rest of the world. It's refreshing - there was no drama, no let downs, just fun.
How was your New Years?
Glitter Sparks & Happyness
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