In that exact order.
I’ve had the most mental week. I’m trying to cut down on cursing on my blog so I’ll limited myself to one HOLY SHIT THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME before toning it way back down.
Seriously though. I’m going to start with the hair because chronological order, yo.
LOOK, NEW HAIR!
I’ve needed a cut for months and months but I always wait until just before a big event to get it done. An event like one of your favourite bands (possibly even the glorious #1) being in your city for the first time since 2008.
The ladies at Lunatic Fringe always do me a solid when I ask them for the impossible.
“I’m growing my hair out from a pixie cut and I don’t want it to look thin but I still need it textured because it’s so straight and I really don’t want a fringe and I was hoping for a red-brown colour with highlights OH and I dyed my WHOLE HEAD PINK like a month ago.”
Yeah, sorry ladies. But HOW GOOD DID THEY DO?! It’s a leeeeettle greasy in these photos because I’m trying this thing called Being Incredibly Lazy where I just braid my hair before bed and pile it up with product in the morning to avoid washing it. But I think it still looks pretty damn adorable, right? Right.
Miracle workers, I tell you.
Now, let’s flash back to my lunch break on the day of the haircut and concert.
At lunch time, I check my emails. Because that’s what you do when you’re umbilically attached to technology. And I open my personal email and I see an email from Soundwave Touring.
I think “oh right, I entered that competition. Yeah, cool. But they don’t normally email the losers right?” Because I have literally never won anything, ever.
When I opened the email and saw that I’d won a meet and greet with The Fratellis I think I must have sat there for a good 15 seconds with my mouth open just re-reading the email and making sure it wasn’t a hoax. Because seriously, this doesn’t happen to me. After a while I woke up and started telling everyone in earshot that I’d won the thing, not caring if I was greeted with congratulations or scared, confused silence (I was VERY excited).
Now after my haircut, flash forward again, I break the speed limit maybe just a little bit to get to the Tivoli in time. I JUST make it for the meet and greet, and I go around the back to meet the band (with my lovely +1, Sab).
Yaaaaay. They were lovely and signed my phone for me, despite the apparently scary level of commitment (seriously guys it’s one in like 100 million I am not even exaggerating there).
I do have to clarify, meeting celebrities is not really a huge thing for me. I just don’t think I have the ability to freak out over people. But it is very cool to be able to say hi to people whose music you’ve danced around your room in your underwear to. I forgot to thank these guys for making music that makes me happy, all the time, no matter how shitty my day has been, which I’m kicking myself about. But it was a great experience to meet them because now I know for sure that the blokes who make the tunes I love so much are just as lovely as they are talented.
The concert itself? Mind-blowingly awesome. These guys kill it on stage, and it’s the first concert I’ve been to in years where I not only knew every word to every song, but physically couldn’t stop moving and dancing and jumping along. They’re just infectious good fun. Highlight of the night? Making us wait until the very last song of a four-song encore for Chelsea Dagger. Worth it. I think I sprained something I danced so hard. And I certainly didn’t have much of a voice the day after.
Which was in itself an issue, because the next day I was off to Supanova Gold Coast. If you’re playing along at home, I volunteer at Supanova every year. This year, I’m doing the whole damn tour. Exciting stuff.
Gold Coast is the first show of 2014 and as usual I was lucky enough to be a PA to one of the Special Guests. It’s a huge privilege to have this position, and even though it’s crazy full-on it’s always worth it.
So Supanova Gold Coast was a HUGE SUCCESS. It was intense and crazy and all the best kinds of weird you expect to find at a pop culture convention.
And, haha, now I’m going down to Melbourne (literally at the airport as we speak!) to do the whole Supanova thing again. It’s going to be great because a) I haven’t been to Melbourne since I was a kid and b) doing a full Supanova tour is the coolest thing ever because you get into a groooooove, right? I am also
shitting myself freaking out a little bit because I don’t know Melbourne and I’ve been so busy I’m actually not sure how I could be less prepared for the trip. Whatever, it’s going to be great. I’m sure I’ll tell you all about it.
Oh and hey, next Friday I’ll be leaving for Tokyo for 10 days. So there’s that.
Woefully underprepared does not even begin to cover it, but nevermind. Living life on the vaguely frightening edge, that’s me.