Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nick Cave Week & A Trip to Melbourne





a few weeks ago the universe aligned itself in such a way that i was gifted with the most incredible week of my entire life. being the adoring nick cave super-fan that i am, i bought a ticket to all three consecutive bad seeds shows at the sydney opera house as well as tickets for the melbourne show that weekend. i can't describe every wonderful thing that happened at those shows because this post would be ridiculously long and mostly irrelevant to the people who read my blog. i don't want to write a soppy ode to him, but i have to somehow articulate how heartachingly beautiful their music is and how deeply it has affected my life.

aside from seeing the bad seeds play four shows in one week which was a dream come true in itself, i also made a friend who was able to get me into the afterparty for the third show. even reading that sentence now sounds ridiculous. without trying to brag, i work in the music industry and meet bands and artists all the time, most of whom don't have any particular emotional significance for me. this could have been any band in the world and this opportunity could have come to any person in the world, but it was me and it was nick cave. the one person who inspires me more than anyone else.

for the record, i played it cool and milled around with the friend i made while he introduced me to people. eventually we ended up talking with nick and a few others for more than an hour. most people had left the party by this time so when we decided to leave i asked for a quick photo and he was happy to oblige. we then all left the venue together and i walked down the hall next to him while he made fun of warren ellis and complimented me on my bad seeds tote bag that i bought at the show. it was the most surreal experience of my life, not just to meet him (which i have done before) but to get to chat to him in a relaxed environment without the fan/artist barrier was so, so much more than i could ever have dreamed might happen.

i will also mention that all shows were seated but during the encore of the first show the crowd stood up in front of the stage and he walked over to the side i was on, bent down over me and stared me in the eye and we sang a few lines of the song to each other. it was after the third show that i went to the after party, and then at the fourth show in melbourne the crowd stood in front of the stage for the whole second half of their set and he reached out to me and held my hand and we sang to each other again. i also got setlists from three of the nights. i know i sound like i'm bragging but i'm just trying to express my own happiness at this perfect week that i was given and that is all.







as well as seeing the bad seeds in melbourne it was also a great excuse to visit one of my best friends giselle & her boyfriend peter who both live there now. it was peter's birthday while i was there and his parents were also visiting from perth so we went out for brunch, ate puppy cake and then had dinner at misty's diner before the three of us went to the show. i had a 5 cheese toasted sandwich with fried cheese sticks inside (INSANE) and we shared the waffle fries. needless to say i highly recommend the place! on sunday giselle and i went to a vintage warehouse sale where everything was $10 and it was so great i plan to schedule future melbourne trips around these sales!













32 comments:

  1. you use analog camera? its great!great phos! and im envy , nick and you :D I want those photos to ;) luck you :))

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    1. haha yeah, most of my photos are taken with 35mm film including this post, but there are a few photos from my iphone and from my instax cameras in here too. :)

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    2. Thank you, I thought it. Because real retro feeling man can only get with real analog camera . tnx :)

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  2. Sounds like you had an amazing week - I'm really happy for you, especially since he means so much to you :) Looks like you had a good time with friends as well, those waffle fries look amazing!

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  3. Nick Cave is amazing, you are so lucky you got to meet him! I'm also delighted to hear that he's a nice person too :D
    The diner (and the food!!!) looks incredible, I wish we had a place like this in Brisbane!

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    1. he was lovely! the whole thing has made me so, so happy! :)
      and i wish we had something that great in sydney too, unfortunately i'll only be able to experience it when i visit melbourne but i'll have to try and go there on every trip from now on, haha.

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  4. I really love your pictures, it seems you live in a magic world stopped years and years ago... <3 PS. I loveeee your blue dress!

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  5. ah, i love these photographs! seems like you had such a grand time!


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  7. HOLY SHIT IT'S NICK CAVE!!! Insanely awesome! Such a great week reflected in such great Photography, once again :) I used to envy Anita Lane... now I envy you^^ Also envy whoever drives that car and eats such yummy food... xx

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    1. hahaha oh wow, i don't know if i've ever had a compliment as great as that in my life! you've made my day, haha thank you! x

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  8. such a lovely post! the photographys are amazing!

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  9. Wow, to meet the man himself. I'm not sure I could actually deal with that emotionally! He is rather special isn't he. Always good to find fellow fans x

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    1. yeah i managed to keep pretty cool around him but it's actually the best thing to EVER happen to me so i definitely had to hold in my emotions until afterwards, haha.

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  10. I can't believe you got to meet him and wowww singing lines to each other during the show?? That sounds beautiful and lovely and amazing!

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    1. ohhh it was all of those things and more! :')

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  12. Aww kitten! Lovely pictures and what an adventure! Glad you got to meet your music hero! :) Have a braw week sweetpea! :) Zoë x

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  13. reading this post made me smile so much! i'm so so happy for you that you got to meet your biggest inspiration. i cannot begin to imagine how exhilarating this experience could be. :) i'm travelling down to Melbourne in May for two weeks!! xxx

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    1. it really was just perfect! & lucky you, melbourne is such a great place, i know you'll love it there!

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  14. What a freaking awesome experience for you, so cool! So happy you had such a great week, and my stomach is grumbling in jealousy over that sandwich with cheese sticks inside- YUM!

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  15. YOU HAVE A TROY AND ABED IN THE MORNING MUG. I AM BEYOND JEALOUS.

    Your week sounds brilliant, meeting one of (or the) people you admire most and just being able to chat for a while must be a wonderful experience. And meeting up with your cute friends (seriously, they're the cutest) sounds great. I'm glad you had such a brilliant week!

    And I like your new layout changes by the way! Cool, cool cool cool!

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    1. haha i wish i could say it was mine but my friend giselle and her boyfriend peter each have one and the photo is of his and i'm super jealous of both of them!

      and it really was the best week i have ever had. thanks lovely. :)

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  16. OMG that is so incredibly AWESOME! super jealous, though if you bought tickets to that many of their shows in a row I think you deserve it more than anyone :) what did you talk about? also Melbourne <3 :'( I miss it, where is that vintage wharehouse for future reference when I return as I don't know it?

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    1. thank you!! we talked about lots of things but one thing that was funny in particular was that he took my phone from me and asked me about it because i have a big kitten shaped cover and he said it was cute, haha. LOVE HIM.

      the shop is called retro star and apparently they have one or two regular shops and then every now and then they have a big sale of their excess stock at this warehouse, my friend found it through a facebook event so i'm sure you'd find something online about when the next one is. it's definitely worth it! every is $10 or less!!

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    2. Retrostar, I have been to one of their sale things before. I did get a nice dress when I went. I also bought an odd skirt, and a dress I don't all like much, when things are cheap and exciting I sometimes make bad decisions haha! Lucky everything is so cheap, I've known some other people to get some good things there. Should go next time its on once im back though.

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  17. oh, it's always nice when you have people with whom you can share your most precious moments.
    it is something rare these days.

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  18. Awesome post and thanks for sharing! Your posts are very entertaining!
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  19. wow..what a week and what a picture to have! I do love a bit of Nick Cave, always liked the style of the videos and I've never really stopped listening to into my arms!
    Your blog always makes me want to visit Australia!
    xox

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    1. into my arms is so beautiful! definitely still one of my favourites. :)

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  20. Hahaha, love that chocolate dog! Beautfiul pictures!

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  21. omg i had goosebumps reading this post! stop apologising and brag for fuck's sake! NICK CAVE! haha
    ps: did you give him the book he's holding on the picture? (if so what it is? or am i too curious?)

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