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SoS’ Soiree @ Big Pineapple Music Festival

Cast your mind back a couple of months. The United Kingdom hadn’t voted to leave the EU, Pauline Hanson was just a joke on Facebook and Pokemon Go was still in beta. But for SoS, we were partying backstage at the Big Pineapple Festival on the Sunshine Coast, chilling with bands such as the Smith Street Band, the Bennies and You Am I.

We spoke to the Delta Riggs first. I’ll admit, I wasn’t totally prepared for their quick wit and it was too early to smash down a couple Sailor Jerry’s.

Holy Holy stopped by the tent shortly after. It’s a well known fact that Holy Holy are a favourite of mine and we got the scoop on some new material that could be coming sooner than we thought.

Local banger boys Odd Mob sat down with us to talk about what makes a banger and their rocket to success.

Chris and Fitzy, legends from Melbourne’s the Smith Street Band took a seat on the couch later in the ‘arvo just before they took the stage. After politely pouring me some of their Heineken, we spoke about their constant tour and favourite places.

Having played earlier in the day, the Bennies spent their morning before the interview sinking beers and popping illicit substances before crashing the media tent’s couch with me. They were definitely the highlight of the day.

Rounding off our interviews, Tim and Andy from the Aus-Rock legends, You Am I, graced the media tent. I’ve been a fan of the band since I was a teenager and didn’t expect to be speaking to Tim Rogers himself. I kept my cool though, I think.

After the interviews I snuck to the front of stage to watch Smith Street belt out some tunes, Regurgitator bust out some rhymes, and You Am I break out some solos. Many dreams came true that day; I didn’t have to stand with drunken idiots in the mosh and I got to hang with some of my favourite bands. Best part being, I didn’t have to buy a ticket. Pretty good if you ask me.

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