From conception to birth, The BIG GIG 2012 was a roller coaster ride of fabulous fun with a bunch a inspiring and talented young people. Here are some of their thoughts, reflections and stories:
The Big Gig
Not long ago, a couple of Friday’s Past
We could all be found having a blast
Celebrating life and Youth Weeks beginning
So of course we were all at The BIG GIG, BIG GIGing!
Down near the water at the Museums behind
Plenty of young local acts aligned.
Like Abbey Rose, infamous Emma Louise
Skarlet and none other than D.O.Bz
We hosted the ‘Battle of the School Bands’
And heard last years winners – Ned & Friends.
Aside from music there was lots to do and see
Sumo suits, gladiators and vertical bungee
Activities ruptured and poured through the grounds
The massive connect four and chess were there to astound
There was also a competitive table tennis gran slam
Played on the unecessarily heavy table of 700 Kilograms
Stalls flourished with useful information
Which would have helped a lot of kids with their interpretation… of things
Way up the hill at the back of the venue
Sand sculptures could be found that no one really new.
They made crocs, fish and dragonflies with pebbles as well.
And of course they were great, everything was so swell!
All in all we all had a great day
Thanks to the crew who slaved away
The bands also deserve quite a big cheer!
Hope to see you all again at the BIG GIG next year!!!
“Had a great time at The BIG GIG this year, stoked we (Skarlet) got to play. Saw everyone was getting right into it and that’s what made my day. All the activities were heaps cool and the Battle of the School Bands was awesome! Also a big congratulations to the NEIL boys who won - see you at Bass in the Grass!!!”
Blue skies, great tunes and The BIG GIG
This year I was a part of the preparation crew. Coming in later to join, I had already missed most of the meetings and being involved in the initial decisions like bands, activities and venue. I was however involved in the promotion.. Big time! I remember walking around my school and the mall with fliers in my hand, asking each person who walked past me whether I’d be seeing them at The BIG GIG – I got some strange passing looks that day…
As the day came closer to The BIG GIG, I became more and more excited. I imagined the night to be… well.. FUN!
AND I was not disappointed. Sure there were a few other things that I expected but the turnout was great nonethe less. With the hundreds of people who came and played the games and listen to the music or eat or just chill. I personally actually had time to try out all the games and they were lots of fun. Yes, I did get friction burn from one of them but it was worth it!! The food was interesting, new for my stomach but delicious anyway.
I spent a good six hours with friend laying back and listening to the tunes, or playing games, or talking and eating. The day made it onto my list of ’Perfect Days.’
Anyway, I enjoyed The BIG GIG and if for some reason I’m not part of the preparation next year (which is highly unlikely) I wouldn’t hesitate when someone handed me a flyer.
The Gig According to Ted
The BIG GIG went really well.
We had 750 people turn up!
Everyone had a ball and there was no trouble, no rules broken.
The battle of the bands was better than expected.
Skarlet was the best band that brought the crowd together.
Mr Potato Man did really well and sold lost of potatoes.