Hello cool cats! Winter has well and truly set in, so I’m sitting here with a toasty hot cuppa by the fire, reminiscing about the fab day that was Groovin the Moo 2019. Held on Saturday 5 May. s usual, it was chilly while pretending to be warm for a while—the sun peeking through just enough to burn your face but not warm the bod. Check out the gallery.
Unlike other years, I found it tough to take in much of the music while photographing. And there’s always a few artists that are on early, that I can’t get to. I saw …
Spinderella (Spinderella, cut it up one time. Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh.)
From the sets I heard, Aurora was mesmerising–emanating a beautiful soul that really gets what life is about. Regurgitator had the (young) crowd singing and dancing to some old songs. The Hilltop Hoods have the highest energy of any performer I’ve seen (besides Illy), cranking out the new stuff and not forgetting us oldies who love a little bit of the nosebleed section. Fisher rocked the crowds with his high energy set. Thelma Plum rocked her set, and Wafia killed it.
This year, more than previous years, it really hit home how much young people (I’m not really 70, I promise) rely on music to get through the hard teenage years. We use it to relate and fit it, we use it to form our identity, we use it to connect with others, we use it to share our tears of sorrow, anger, frustration and joy. Connecting to words and music, the things that we can’t always figure out how to express. It was a joy seeing so many people enjoying the festival this year.
For you oldies, it’s not just for the kids. I find great new bands to listen each time I go, and some older stuff that I know by heart too, from when I was young.