Future Music Festival Perth 2008


March 3, 2008 12:35 PM

Wellington Square was huge and spacious but man it was so dusty! Some of my female friends who wore sandals had it all over their feet and legs. At first I thought they got really sun-tanned but it was dust! When I wiped the sweat off my brow, it was dark. Plus I had black dust caked under my fingernails and my snot was black too! Other than that, I had a fantastic time. Danced till my whole body was sore. 🙂

Highlights – Eddie Halliwell, Roger Sanchez, John Digweed, Markus Schultz and The Chemical Brothers. We heard the beginnings of Digweed and The Chemical Brothers’ sets but it took a while for them to build up the tempo. Whereas Eddie, Roger and Markus rocked it hard. The local boys in the FutureFunk tent – Evil Nine, Aesop Rock – were good too.

So what’s this about photos then? Old habits really die hard. I left my camera home as I’d promised myself for the duration of this year, but don’t you know it – my phone can take photos too! First, I took some scenery shots and before you know it, I was whipping out my phone instinctively when there’s a lull in the music. At one stage, I asked my friend Lydia to slap my hand if she sees me pulling out my phone.

Speaking of Lydia, she brought her camera and I think I’ve gotten her hooked on taking photos during these things! Hahah. It was a reversal of what happened at Daft Punk late last year, where instead of her telling me to stop taking photos, it was me doing it this time. 🙂

Well anyways, here are the usable shots. While we were waiting out front for some friends to go in together, we caught the V Energy Drink van where they were giving away 2 cans to everyone while stocks last. We downed the cans in quick succession – we were buzzing even before we went through the front gates.

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This is the crowd in front of the Famous Stage with the big red Nova doll which became a really good landmark – “if we get separated, meet in front of the Nova doll!”

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The following two pics show the area along the front of the Famous Stage. With the sun setting behind the colourful banners, and a cool breeze blowing through, it was awesome.

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Two prerequisites for any outdoor music events. One, girls on shoulders …

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And two, big bouncing balls.

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I met a lot of people whom I know around the clubbing scene. I was shaking hands and talking to some people whom I didn’t even know names to. But among those that I know were two bartenders – Sam from The Deen, and Linda from The Library whom we’d known since it was called “The Church”. Here’s me and Linda.

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And I’ll end with two staples of my raving/clubbing photos. Hands …

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And random punters who come dressed for the occasion. 🙂

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‘Twas another good day out raving.

7 thoughts on “Future Music Festival Perth 2008

  1. sophia

    I had so much fun that day… but it was kinda hot!!! My feet were cover in dust and my shoes…. turned black! Hahaha… Hey, that Nova doll was indeed a good landmark. It was a meet up place for my friends and I. Glad that you had fun that day! ^^

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