Thanks everybody so much for all your wonderful comments and well wishes after my last blog post. You are restored my faith in humanity again. :) xoxoxoxox
I am now feeling GREAT. My meds have been sorted and for the first time in ages
I have energy and am filled with enthusiasm & excitement for the future.
As I said in my last post, in the middle of my brain meltdown was Greazefest
I have been going to Greazefest since it first began (shows my age) and I tell you with no exaggeration that it is the highlight of my year. If you don't know what GF is I'll sum it up:
Greazefest (for me) is a weekend of rocking out to kick-arse frantic brilliant rockabilly music, losing my voice from screaming at bands for MORE and squealing hysterically at everybody in ear shot "OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG!!! I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!! " , non-stop gabbering and laughing with friends and confused strangers alike, gawking in awe at jaw dropping cool cars and getting tarted up to the nines in my 'specially for Greazefest' threads.
For me personally, GF is all about the music. I'm not really into the whole car, pin up & markets thing. Don't get me wrong, all of that is flash but I'd rather plant myself on a bar stool behind the mixing desk and watch crazy hot bands continuously for 3 days straight.
The line up of bands this year can only be described as a rockabilly music lovers wet dream.
Looking back it is hard to pick my favourites but I will say that the stand outs for me were "A Man Called Stu" (HIGHLIGHT: rocking out hard core with my super energetic faux-daughter Prudie on the dance floor to a Zombie Ghost Train song), the energy of "The Hi-Boys", "The Flattrakkers" who almost caused a bloody riot with the crowd who wanted an encore as the drummer was going OFF flicking his long hair around & twirling his drum sticks like he was playing for Metallica not a rockabilly band! GOLD!! and of course the main event.....
|Wayne & I ... JOY!|
I have been waiting for this bloke to tour again since I saw him last in a little dance hall at Petrie 12 years ago. I have all his CDs and TBF & I are HUGE fans.
We jostled through the crowd and tried (unsuccessfully) to get right up the front. It didn't matter because as soon as Wayne started singing I went into some sort of western swing trance and was transported to some other dimension. A dimension of absolute bliss and toe tapping happiness.
At one point I looked around me and I swear the 3 big burly cowboy hat wearing fellas (not naming any names) were clutching each other with tears in their eyes yelling, "He's just so amazing".
|ZACH Guitar LEGEND|
When Wayne sang "Thunder Storms and Neon Signs" and the whole crowd joined in I got tingles through my whole body. The complete positive vibration of the crowd was the BEST medicine I could have ever received.
If I could bottle that shit I would be a gazzillionare!!!
TBF & I also had the privilege of meeting Mr Hancock and his band members Zach & Huck and I can honestly say that they are just the most lovely down to Earth friendly blokes.
|TBF with Wayne|
Non-music highlights include:
- winning a free burrito from Pacos Tacos who make the most delicious scrummy Mexican food. Drooooool
- Sammy & Dave at the Air Stream Events Group who supplied me with galloons of delectable coffee and sell the now famous Bacon & Egg Sausage. No you don't understand. ... It's bacon AND egg IN a sausage.
- Seeing my super sexalicious friend Kat win a trophy for her beautiful Cadillac.
(shameless plug: Kat makes the most BEAUTIFUL hair flowers at: Kat's Cadillac Vintage
- Meeting up with my FB friends from over the ditch InZed. The wonderful Crowfoots.
I decided right at the beginning that this GF would be the GF of a million selfies.
My goal was to get as many selfies (are they still called selfies if other people are in the shot???) as I could.... no matter HOW ANNOYING it became.
I didn't get a million but I got about one hundred.
If you click on the link below you can see them all and if you turn on your speakers you will hear the main event Wayne Hancock.
THANK YOU TO LORI LEE AND ALL THE GREAZEFEST TEAM FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN BRINGING US THIS WEEKENDER.
|THANKS LORI LEE... YOU ROCK !!!!|
THE WEEKEND CLEANED OUT MY MENTAL COBWEBS EVEN BETTER THAN A BEX AND A GOOD LIE DOWN
|I love a good toilet selfie.|