Monday, 10 December 2012

A Day On The Green = Sensational Day

Day on the Green 2012

What is more Australian than listening to good pub rock, surrounded by beautiful scenery, enjoying the outdoors, sampling great food and local beverages, in the company of others doing exactly the same?

Hubby and I have attended a few concerts now, at the beautiful setting of Josef Chromy Wines, just out of Launceston, Tasmania.

The organisers of A Day On The Green never disappoint in organising outstanding talent, great venues, food, drink, facilities, security and transport.

This years event was a smashing success, with a sellout crowd of over 5000 to see the all-Australian line-up of Boom Crash Opera, James Reyne, The Angels, Baby Animals and Hoodoo Gurus.

The weather was divine and went well with the Boags Draught, the Josef Chromy Wines, and the selection of pancakes, pizzas, and meats from the spit roast on offer.
James Reyne

Suzi DeMarchi - lead singer of Baby Animals

Each band played their well known tunes to the enthusiastic crowd for about an hour each, and then made their way to the Merchandise Tent to meet fans and do signings.

Hubby and I got a great spot and settled into our camping chairs for over 5 hours of authentic Aussie tunes from some of the best Rock bands this country has seen. I was more than a little excited to see Baby Animals playing live, and made sure to grab a Baby Animals t-shirt as well as A Day On The Green t-shirt.

Besides seeing my favourite band from the 90's and enjoying the great day with my hubby, I would have to say the other highlight of the event was the amazing spectacle of the amenities area. This may sound a little strange, but the smart organisation of the facilities and the people watching opportunity was a real joy. Like nothing I have ever seen, the arrangement of toilets were an art form by themselves, and the people standing in the small queues were very entertaining.

We went very prepared ourselves with a cooler on wheels, full of bottled water, chicken salad, carrot and hommus for me, and cabana and cheese for hubby, not to mention lots of sunscreen and our big Sundays.

A Day On The Green
We are now looking forward to A Day On The Green 2013.

 A Day on the Green can be found on Facebook here.

Spectacular setting of A Day On The Green at Josef Chromy Wines, Relbia, Tasmania. photo courtesy of The Mercury