Friday, December 13, 2013

December 13. Day 347. The Price is right

Naomi Price, drinking in the atmosphere between numbers
Producer Tom Greenard shows off one of his other talents
5am. It's the time you go home from concerts, it's not the time you arrive (at least that's how I think it used to go. We are talking about the dim dark past here).
In fact I rather suspect that when approached by either Spencer Howson or his "people" from 612 ABC Brisbane breakfast to perform at a live concert broadcast at 5am  more than one thought "silly things. they mean pm).
Certainly when I was flicking through the phone calendar a couple of weeks ago and saw an entry that said Concert at 5am my first reaction was "best hit the edit button on that one, you idiot".
But when you think of it, it's genius, pure evil genius.
Set about organising a concert in the lead-up to Christmas and try to get a huge line up of Brisbane's finest performers in the one room at the same time and you can pretty much guarantee that there will be diary clashes left, right and centre. There may be willingness but there's not likely to be availability.
But gig conflicts at 5am? Probably not.
So it was that Emma Stevens, The Good Ship, Brad Butcher, Slip on Stereo, Naomi Price as Adele, Women in Docs, Franky Walnut and Kate Miller-Heidke all took part in an amazing two hours and forty-five minutes of a radio/concert in front of a live studio audience.
What fun it was - far outweighing the inconvenience of getting up at 4.30am. Check out the photo gallery - if you want to see what the early birds were up to while half of Brisbane still slept

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