Big ol' birthday party

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Up front and amped for DEVO

Splendour in the Grass music festival was a truely monster event.  It started on the Saturday and finished on the Sunday.  It was the reason I came to Byron when my friend Jon Jon suggested it for the 100th time over the last 12 months.  What a birthday party eh?!!!

Saturday 2nd the last band of the night was Devo.  They were our major draw card and we've been hyped for the last couple of weeks in anticipation.  At last the time was drawing near, many of the younger festival goers were spilling out and away from the supertop.  We put our heads down and made our way to a possi about 10 rows from the stage and held our breathe.

What an absolutely supreme experience!!  The band are substantially older than when we rocked out to them in the early 80s, but then I guess I have to admit, we are too!!

For a bunch of old farts they had the place pumping.

Devo rockin' it out!
  Young and old were impressed by Devos line up of hit after hit and that last hour was a hell of a way to finish the first night of the festival.

By the time we walked home it was after midnight and my real birthday was celebrated with some port and cheese n crackers.  Very Refined!

By the next morning we were still amped by Devo's awesomness!!  We had coffee in the sun and relived the songs, almost forgetting our unhappy feet and the fact we had another day of standing, walking, and dancing on them.

Today was slower paced.  There weren't many bands we were excited to see but we moved about the festival and my chums kept plying me with birthday beers.  I had told them I was setting a slow pace today and they respected that. 

It was a great day that ended with Ben Lee and a small crowd off in one of the darker corners of the festival venue.  He played a great set as well and it was a terrific way to end the festival for us.

By the time we got home we had an hour of my B.Day left so we had more port and grilled chicken on toast.  Very successful!!

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Up front and amped for DEVO
Up front and amped for DEVO
Devo rockin it out!
Devo rockin' it out!
Entry to Splendour
Entry to Splendour
Devos Booji Boy
Devo's Booji Boy
Devo de-evolved
Devo de-evolved
Its a beautiful world!!
It's a beautiful world!!
Are we not men?  We are DEVO!!
Are we not men? We are DEVO!!
Still happy on the walk home after…
Still happy on the walk home afte…
Nice pose in those V.Cool t-shirts!
Nice pose in those V.Cool t-shirts!
Operator Please
Operator Please
Gyroscope
Gyroscope
Living End
Living End
The Panics
The Panics
The Fratellis
The Fratellis
Ben Lee
Ben Lee
Wolfmother ended the festival but …
Wolfmother ended the festival but…
splendour crowd
splendour crowd
Splendour Dragons
Splendour Dragons
Biz-art-istic socks??
Biz-art-istic socks??
Twilight tyre swans
Twilight tyre swans
In tent of miracles
In tent of miracles
Dinner by firelight -Nice!
Dinner by firelight -Nice!
Splendour laser
Splendour laser
Well deserved sit down for a cool …
Well deserved sit down for a cool…
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