Subscribe to RogerHodgson.com - Blog by Email 


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

15:46

First Australia Show - April 4 - Byron Bay - Musings from Aaron MacDonald 




Photo:  Howard Heckers

Well, we finally made it here with all our parts and pieces. Whoopee!!! I was beginning to think we might never get here what with all the flight delays and setbacks, I think we lost about 24 hours in total. No matter, plenty of time to sleep after I'm dead. The time difference is a little whacky though. Now my math is dodgy at best but, if it was 12:00 pm in Toronto then it was 9:00 am in L.A. and I think it is normally a 17 hour difference between L.A. and Sydney (14 for T.O. to Sydney) SO...that means it was 2:00 a.m. in Sydney. BUT!! when we arrived, Australia had not yet observed daylight savings time so the clock was actually ahead one hour. Oh Yeah, we also arrived in Gold Coast and headed to Coolangata and they are an hour apart as well, so.........................I give up!!!

Actual time aside, we were put in a great Hotel in Tweed heads/Coolangata, within full view of their amazing beach. Does everyone here Surf? I mean I thought it was just a passionate hobby for some younger enthusiasts. But man everyone -young, old guys, gals, I even saw a kid who couldn't have been more than 8 carrying a board and donning a wet suit. Grandfather types, even grandmas heading down to the beach to catch the next good set. Truly inspiring, Way to go! I managed to catch a couple waves myself the first day, but my body surfing skills leave a lot to be desired, no matter the water was beautiful.

The show the following night was great! You Australians sure are a warm bunch of people. I love it here. The Band "10 CC" who we are on tour with, went on before us. Man they sound great! Nice big sound, Killer Vocals and fantastic music. Roger and I are really lucky to have such a talented band going on before us, it'll really make us work to maintain the same intensity only without a rhythm section. Anyway, when we played Give a Little Bit the entire audience sang along with us!  It was amazing. Everyone was in tune as well!! All the rest of our songs were equally well received, and Dreamer in particular went over quite well. What a fun show this was! My only big regret was that "Crowded House" was playing at the same time, and I couldn't watch them! Oh well, maybe next time.

See ya in Melbourne........Aaron

Photo:  Howard Heckers


**Comments published upon approval

comments (8) 

General





1 - 1 of 1
 

Linda Tyler

Harmonic Management



Tell a Friend  


 Share on Facebook  Music Art Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory


recent entries


Backstage Pass from Peralada, Spain ~ August 8, 2015 

-August 08, 2015

Backstage Pass from Peralada, Spain ~ August 8, 201 

-August 08, 2015

Backstage Pass from Marbella, Spain ~ August 6, 2015 

-August 06, 2015

Backstage Pass from Carcassonne, France ~ August 1, 2015 

-August 01, 2015

Backstage Pass from Lauchheim, Germany ~ July 31, 2015 

-July 31, 2015


recent comments


archive

august 2015

july 2015

june 2015

february 2015

january 2015

november 2014

october 2014

september 2014

august 2014

july 2014

june 2014

may 2014

april 2014

november 2013

october 2013

september 2013

july 2013

june 2013

may 2013

april 2013

march 2013

january 2013

november 2012

october 2012

september 2012

august 2012

july 2012

june 2012

may 2012

april 2012

march 2012

february 2012

october 2011

september 2011

august 2011

july 2011

june 2011

may 2011

april 2011

march 2011

february 2011

november 2010

october 2010

september 2010

august 2010

july 2010

june 2010

may 2010

april 2010

march 2010

september 2009

august 2009


Previous Entries



topics

General (370)




admin*