March 10, 2012
Future Music Festival
Last week I was sent for a trip Down Under, Brisbane to be exact, for one of Australia’s most exciting music festivals!
With big acts like those, you can’t miss their posters on the streets.
I was bestowed by the organizers 3-in-1 titles of Guest, Media, and Part-Time Celebrity Stalker (haha, you’ll see why later)
On our way to the Doomben race course where the event was held, it rained on our parade that Saturday morning…. what crappy weather to start off a whole day of festivities.
Thank heavens the heavy downpour eased up by the time we were ushered to our artist/media area
The place was not only done up gorgeously in bright, eclectic colors with comfortably lush sofas for us to rest our partied out soles (pun pun), they also included entertainment such as ping pong tables….
retro arcade games…
…and a scrumptious buffet of food.
I ate 4 times and I think some of the group were a bit aghast at my gluttony :X Hey, I needed my energy for a full day’s worth of crowd-pushing, dancing and cheering!
With Jin (Hitz.fm) and Chris (editor of Beat Mag, Bali)
With Malaysian mates: Kevin, Joyce (Kinky Blue Fairy), Jason (Milk PR), Adil (The Star paper + rock band Couple), and Alif (Juice)
The celebrity stalker tag proved itself fit because we met several of the performers, such as…
Her big, burly, grumpy body guard snapped “NO” before we could even ask for a photo with Jessie.
UK rapper Tinie Tempah
I should have asked him what his stage name means. Does it mean he has a “tiny temper”, and if so does that mean he has a bad temper or good temper? Hmm….
The kaleidscope of neon colors as far as your eyes could take you, under the gold and glistening, yet not scorching Brisbane sunlight, made for a wildly unforgettable candy pop experience.
The Aussies are an exuberant bunch, jumping around here and there, the atmosphere was really “high”.
Everyone there loved to photobomb! Or they would yell “take my picture!”
This guy here seems to be doing his best “Angie’s Left Leg” impersonation. Mine’s not bad too, except it’s the wrong side, hah.
There were 2 main stages – Flamingo was the first one we went to and the first act we saw was Gym Class Heroes!
I had so much fun bopping along to “Stereo Hearts”.
Whatever you do, follow instructions from those big security guards. Do anything silly like catapult across the fence of your designated zone and you’ll be in for a very painful time.
Security pounced on this guy and man-handled him like pro wrestlers to the ground. From the looks of it they were going to break his neck!
Happy shiny people. (except that sunglass dude, why so sad)
(artist photo credits: Matt Kahn)
What’s an outdoor festival without a little foam to cool off?
I enjoyed seeing party-goers in all sorts of funky cool outfits and crazy get-ups!
And I’ll never forget all the mud-slinging, LITERALLY. Thank goodness we had baby wipes to clean up a bit!
Night fell, and it was time for acts like Paul van Dyk, The Rapture, New Order and Swedish House Mafia.
I was pretty exhausted by then, and we took a respite in the VIP tent where they had tables and chairs (phew!) plus a big motley crew.
Towards the finale of the night it started to pour insanely again. Thankfully the organizers had given us nicely packed ponchos for us at the start.
Worn out & exhilarated. I would do it all over again. But first, can we go back to our nice clean hotel?
It was too bad we didn’t have enough time to travel to the Gold Coast for some Sunshine-Coastin’ love. Brisbane city was frankly, a little dull…. however I still saw some nice scenery.
And we also ended up in “The Valley” for dinner.
Chris is so famished after waiting an hour for his food he’s gone a little cucko.
Thanks to everyone for the great time!