Today, I rose from bed at some ungodly hour, like 10.30 or something, it was horrible. I had to meet polly at the station as we were going to Bayswater. That's in Zone 3 of Melbourne. And we were in Zone 1 - which means we "had" to pay $17.80 worth of train tickets. I've never been to bayswater, but I believe it's out where we used to go for house orienteering - as in... the country. It was all smooth sailing to Bayswater, we got on the right trains, and they were all less than a minute away from when we got to the stations, if not waiting for us. Once in Bayswater we headed down to the Bayswater Community Centre so that we could go and see:
Behind Crimson Eyes
On the train to Bayswater we found some kids who were obviously going in the same direction. One of them even had a Behind Crimson Eyes T-Shirt on. There was also a boy who reminded me of Dann from Evermore, but with bright green hair. He and the BCE T-Shirt girl we making out randomly on the train. Together they reminded me of that weird couple in year 12 last year. You know? The migit girl and that weird huge lanky boy? Meh.
It was an underage event and the free tickets we had said "the names on your ID must match the name above" - we had one small problem, neither Polly or I were called "Paul Eccarius" which was the name on the ticket. When we got to the door we realised that they were checking everybodies ID and tickets, so we had a slight moment of terror, but like I said: It was smooth sailing. The bouncer guy was so thick he didn't realise that neither of us was called Paul, or the fact that we were both female.
Anyway, we went in and got a nice lil position at the front left side of the stage. We got settled and waited for the first band: Behind Crimson Eyes I didn't know what to expect of these "boys" (one of them i swear was like 15 years old) but obviously my expectations were way too high. These guys were just FUNNY! My god. I wanted so hard to burst out in laughter, but alas I was surrounded by their cult following of small 14 year old children. The lead guy, who was this small little... runt, was obviously gay. Well... just VERY emo. He wore pink (not black as is the fashion for emo boys) makeup to match his very nice pink tie. Not to mention his hand movements. Many times did i see it in the homosexual pose that so many young men these days get bashed for.
Thankfully Behind Crimson Eyes didn't play a long set, and next up was Karnivool. I admit I didn't know much about these guys at the start of the day, but they were very good, and I even knew 2 of their songs. Go me! When they were setting up I commented on the Guitarists shoes and how I liked them. And Pol goes to me "What? You like the fact that he's wearing shoes? Or you just like his shoes in general?" - But his shoes were cool I think. Anyway, when the band came to play, what did we find? The guitarist wasn't wearing the shoes. I found that quite amusing - not the idea of not wearing shoes, but because polly questioned my reasons for liking his shoes. So Karnivool were MUCH better than BCE, by far. The shoe guy was hot too. Oh, and I can't go on without commenting on the lead singers facial expressions. They are not able to be described - Polly and I were laughing so much at his face. It was very funny. But They were good, and the face just added to the experience. Oh, and Amy - The Karnivool bassist had a 6 string bass! The fret board was FAT! I have no idea how he even got his little fingers to move around it.
Moving on, I started to get butt raped by some random behind me as he wanted to get closer to the stage, but I wasn't going to let him through. bwah ha ha ha. Sunk Loto came on, not much to say here. They were very very good. I enjoyed their set a lot. Polly's 3 cameras were eventually diminishing. the Canon died during Karnivool, and there weren't many shots left on the Olympus, so we were down to the fat mama called Nikon. Oh man, I love SLR's. I want one so bad. The Nikon D70s - someone buy it for me please!!! So, Sunk Loto were good except for the slight fact that I was getting ass raped for almost the entire set, except for maybe a few minutes when the boy moved on over to Polly.
Now might be a good time to mention the mother. The woman who seemed to have organised the gig was the ultimate mother. She made sure everyone had their tickets and the right ID before they went in, and made sure everyone knew what was happening. And she may have actually been an actual Mother as she dressed and had the familiar baggy eyes that are common among teenagers mothers.
Afterwards, Pol and I went to find food. On the way we saw the ass rape guy and his friends drive off in a P-PLATED CAR!!! So that either means that they used fake ID to get into an underage gig, or they were driving illegally. Funny eitherway. And very very sad. So we got a large "godfather" pizza from Jessies Pizza shop in Bayswater for $5.95. Not the best pizza I've ever had, but I'm sure that for those in Bayswater it's tops. :P
When we got to flinders st we jumped on the tram to East Brighton as we thought that would take us to where we wanted to go (a secret location somewhere along St Kilda Road.) But out smooth sailing stopped the second we boarded that tram. The tram turned too early so Pol and I were stranded out in the middle of this busy road trying to work out how to get back as we couldn't follow the tram line as it went through a scary tunnel. So we eventually got on the right tram, and we got to our secret destination and we recieved our prize. Well... polly's prize. I was just cold... very cold.
Then we came home. So it was a fun day, I learnt a lot about lots of things. Like there is a seedy aquarium in bayswater with dirty gross fish tanks and dyeing fish, and horny seahoes (my plural for seahorse... as is seahorses.)
- Em xoxo
p.s i totally forgot to add that on the way back, on our second encounter with ticket inspecters they told us that we didn't need to spend $17.80 on train tickets as on Sunday we could have just bought a "Sunday Saver" each for $2.50 - WHY HAS NO ONE EVER TOLD ME THIS BEFORE??? So note to all those travelling on Sundays in Melbourne, you can buy a Sunday Saver ticket from any ticket place other than the machine, and it's good for all 3 zones, all day - no concession card needed.
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