Midnight Oil 16th April 2022

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Shot Notes

This is Midnight Oil on the Crossroads stage on the second day of Bluesfest. The show began with a slideshow of protests which have shaped Australian politics. The Oils are far more than a protest band, frontman Peter Garrett was elected in 2004 and served in the cabinet back when the government took action on climate change more seriously.

The crowd were packed in to see the band. For safety the pit in front of the crowd is larger this year, this gives photographers more room to move. Unfortunately, Garrett recently recovered from Covid which made shooting from there impossible. I must thank Sarah Ndiaye for arranging a last-minute opportunity to shoot from the sound desk.

Garret shows no signs of slowing down, his energetic performance and frenetic dancing style enthused the audience. When they played Beds Are Burning I saw the crowd move in unison. A wave of dancing spread as far as the eye could see.

Three more days of music. Tickets from the Bluesfest website

 

 

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