The weekend of August 10th marked my second(?) tour with Space Bong. This time with shows in Sydney and Canberra on Friday and Saturday. We decided to fly, purely for the convenience and comfort. Although comfort not so much. The day we departed was horrible weather and we had to board and land in 60 km/h winds. It Sucked! I arrived in sydney and was happy to be on the ground again. I went straight to the bar and waited for the others. Soon we were all together and we made tracks to the place we were staying. Again, we stayed in Newtown with our Bass players (Miso’s) friends, John, Amy, Sophie and Others. They are THE nicest people ever. We arrived at the house with an hour to spare before the show started, so we got our shit together and made our way to The Landsdowne Hotel for Space Bongs first show of the weekend.
Friday nights show at The Landsdowne was to be headlined by Adrift for Days as it was their Cd Launch. Other bands on the bill were We Lost the Sea, Summonus and Space Bong. All Bands had wicked stage sound that night, and we had a sweet turn out of punters, packing the pub to its brim. We Lost The Sea were a standout for the night personally, if you get a chance to see them in your city, go check them out! Adrift for Days is a band lead by good friend Lachlan Dale. They are a must see for any of you doom heads. Great atmosphere, Epic sound, Chilling Vocals. A huge thanks to the The Landsdowne and Lachlan for organizing a great night, and thanks to all of you that bothered to come down and see a great show!
We decided to take a road trip to Canberra. We were helped by the bands we were playing with that night, Battle Pope and Fat Guy Wears a Mystic Wolf Shirt. The Dudes in the Fatguys bands were a crack up, which made the 3 hour drive go heaps quickly. Although piss breaks were had every half hour. We arrived at Dicks-on Backpackers. The last show of the tour was at a little pub called The Pot Belly Bar. The line up for the night was Battle Pope, Canberra Cannons, Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt and The Reverend Jesse Custer. The Reverend were the standout for the night for me. We got a great response from the Pot Belly. Thanks to all who came and nodded their heads & bought merchandise! Had a blast this trip, and there will be another coming up in September where we will be traveling up through Ballarat, Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne. Will keep you posted.