Last night I dragged myself down to Melbourne to watch my beloved Maggies thrash the pants off the Cats. It was a great game – strong tackling, solid defence and pinpoint accuracy. And it’s always nice to knock off the top team.
I was on a high before I even arrived at the ground though, due to the giant poster I passed on the way to the G that advertised Sigur Ros playing at Festival Hall in August. I had resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t be able to check them out at the Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay (too much dosh and too far away), so you can imagine my delight when I saw that they were set to play in Melbourne. I was with my parents, and they were a little nonplussed to see me stop dead in my tracks, hit the poster on the wall with glee and actually do a little dance of joy. However they were very happy for me when I explained the significance of the poster and what it would mean for my general health and wellbeing.
After quick phone calls to a few interested parties today, tickets were snagged and anticipation is mounting already. Though Sigur Ros are only a recent discovery of mine, they have quickly become a standard on my Ipod and it’s rare for a day to pass without me immersing myself in their ambient goodness. It’s safe to say that I’m more than a little bit excited! The only disappointing thing is that under 18s aren’t allowed in. My brother is one pissed off 16 year old.
A quick check of their website tonight let me know that I’d missed the presale tickets (explains why the seats we have are not ideal) and also drew my attention to a note encouraging everyone to visit them on Tuesday for a special announcement. Some are talking new single/album cover art, but I’ve got no clue. See what you think. And in the meantime, enjoy what I am hoping to hear live in person myself on Friday August 1. Only 68 days to go!