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Midnight Oil concert tonight
« on: April 19, 2022, 04:46:25 AM »
Spending this evening at a Midnight Oil concert.  It’s open air, and tonight we’re getting about a month worth of rain dumped on us.  The lightning started up during the support band, so they have just sent us all back to our cars for safety and delayed the main band for half an hour, hoping the weather clears.  Very rock and roll.

Here’s hoping I get to see the Oils tonight…  :D

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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2022, 07:00:24 AM »
Let us know how it went! My wife, daughters and I often listen to Midnight Oil in the car, particularly on road trips. I feel like I understood their music better after an amazing road trip we did through Queensland in 2018. We drove from Brisbane all the way to Cape Tribulation, seeing amazing scenery but also sugar refineries and such, similar to what I remember from growing up in Louisiana.

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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 08:11:44 AM »
They’re still together? I hope you got to see them.


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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2022, 08:43:34 AM »
Soo....the time has come?

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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2022, 09:59:54 AM »
First saw them in the early 80's,  small club in Toronto, arms length away from the stage at the El Macombo, 10, 9, 8... tour. Quite a few times after that in from larger clubs to headlining stadiums shows, never disappointed.

Hope the show came off, last chance tour...
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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2022, 05:23:14 PM »
Well, that was an experience I guess?

2.5 hours sitting in bucketing rain and lightening, then they sent us back to our cars for half an hour with promises the band would start at 9, then they pulled the plug at 9 and sent us all home with promises of a refund. 

Admittedly, probably a fair call, but they should have done it an hour earlier. 

We learned a few things. 
 - that old tarp in the garage that you took for shelter? Yeah, it’s not waterproof. 
 - the camping chairs you took to sit on?  Yep, they are waterproof.  After half an hour we each had our own personal swimming pool to sit in.  Scrotal baths are nice and all, but there is a time and a place.
 - my kid learned that skinny denim jeans shrink when wet.  His voice had risen about an octave by the end of the night.


From reading their website, they’ve postponed 2 shows due to weather, 4 due to band members having covid, and they’ve postponed the entire New Zealand leg.  Not going well for a final tour!

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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 11:43:26 PM »
I guess you could say that trying to burn the Midnight Oil didn't go so well... maybe Midday Oil would have gone better? ;) ;)

But yeah, they were a great 80s band.
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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2022, 08:06:44 AM »
Well, you o ie, oil and water don’t mix…..


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Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2022, 05:33:32 AM »
They played at the botanical gardens locally, about 5k away and across the river from my house.  Could hear them pretty easily...