Ahhh.. this is one of the great things about Perth life.
A beautiful Summer (no wait, warm Autumn) evening, picnic, great food and drink, great company (my Wifey!) and watching a concert in the outdoors!
Last weekend, Perth people had the pick of either Michael Buble at the Sandalford or Tim Minchin with WASO in Kings Park. We opted for the Tim Minchin and weren’t disappointed!
The lyrics were sometimes bitter and offensive but overall great story telling and social commentary on what our lives and culture has become. Some of his songs are really clever and combined with his piano playing remind me of Ben Folds (ahh.. someone else I need to see live). As the sole main man on stage all night, Tim definitely held his own with a confident stage presence.
And it was awesome to see Shaun Tan’s “The Lost Thing” being shown on the screen during interval. At first I didn’t know why, but Wifey informs me it’s because Tim did the narration for it – unfortunately, something that couldn’t be heard at interval – will definitely have to seek this out later.
But the whole concert going experience just reminded me of what a nanny state WA, or Australia has become.
Check out this sign on the way in – warning you of foul language ahead!!! I wonder if any of those older richer VIPs or people who were there as WASO only fans got offended at all 🙂 I didn’t see anyone walk out though, which is a good sign!
And this sign made me LOL – do we really need to be told how to arrange our picnic rug?
More here: http://www.timminchin.com/