Tagged: Brisbane

Colour Me Brisbane – a look back at the G20

Although opinions were, and to a degree still very much are, divided over whether or not the recent G20 Summit held here in Brisbane was a good thing for the city and its citizens or not, one thing is for sure – organisers lit up the city in celebration of the event in a display which has been beautifully captured in this video, “Colour Me Brisbane”, from local time-lapse aficionado, Brett Montgomery.

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2013 City Hall Light Spectacular

2013 City Hall Light Spectacular

Here in Brisbane we’re used to cruising the ‘burbs for the reward of spectacular Xmas lighting displays, the result of hours of hard work by individual couples and families preparing their front yards with thousands of tiny, colourful, LED light bulbs.

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Eskimo Joe at The Hi-Fi

Eskimo Joe at The Hi-Fi

“Trick or Treating” took a back seat for Kirst and me tonight, as we ditched the traditional Halloween fangs, zombies and candy for beers and great tunes thanks to Perth’s Eskimo Joe who returned to Brisbane tonight for the second time in the space of a few months.

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Two at the Tivoli: Fat Freddy's Drop & Josh Pyke

Two at the Tivoli: Fat Freddy’s Drop & Josh Pyke

The quality music scene is alive and well Down Under! That’s my indisputable take-away from the past couple of nights spent at Brisbane’s legendary Tivoli Theatre catching some of the best talent that New Zealand and Australia have to offer.

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Brisbane “Ekka” 2013

Brisbane “Ekka” 2013

So tell me… did you make it to the “Ekka” this year? Or did you, like me, save your hard-earned dollars for some other extravagance that easily represents better value for money?

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Newton Faulkner @ the Tivoli Theatre

Newton Faulkner @ the Tivoli Theatre

I FINALLY ticked off one of my long-term gig goals last night by catching Newton Faulkner, the great dreadlocked, ranga, spaghetti-monster (by his own description), for the first time last night with Kirsten, at Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre.

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Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

So what does $55 bucks buy you these days? The tendency is to sigh and murmur “not much”. Have no fear, o’ faithful readers. $55 can still buy you a bloody good rock concert given what I experienced at Brisbane’s “The Hi-fi” last night.

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Coldplay rock Suncorp Stadium

Coldplay rock Suncorp Stadium

I’m literally speechless right now. Gobsmacked. There aren’t enough superlatives available to express what over 52,000 Queenslanders witnessed last night as arguably the world’s greatest modern era band, Coldplay, rocked Australia’s greatest stadium to its foundations.

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