Saturday, 3 December 2016

Crowded House Encore

I have loved Crowded House and their music from day one.
I purchased their first album the day it was released in Australia - I was at uni, in Wagga and I still remember how happy I was to be the first in my dorm to have it!
Don't Dream It's Over was my first favourite song, but very quickly, every single song won it's way into my heart.

Over the years, I acquired every single album that Crowded House released.

Twenty years ago I was devastated when they announced they were breaking up.
And I was utterly  heart broken when I realised I wouldn't be able to attend their free farewell concert on the forecourt of the Opera House.

In 2005 when Paul Hester suddenly and sadly died, I gave up all hope of every seeing them play live.

Fast forward to 2016 and the unexpected announcement that the remining members of Crowded House would perform an encore concert at the Opera House to celebrate their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Two encore concerts blew out to four very quickly as ticket sales went ballistic!
Mr Seasons sat online for an hour or so, to finally secure us tickets for the final nights performance.

It's almost impossible to describe how excited I was!

We arrived a couple of hours early, to find this line snaking it's way back down Circular Quay.

But we were still early enough to secure a fantastic viewing spot on the steps. 

I won't bore you with a zillion blurry photos of the stage - mostly because I was too busy dancing and singing to think about taking photos!

After a brilliant evening, with a guest appearance by Neil's equally famous older brother, Tim, the skies above our heads lit up with a fireworks display.

The concert was televised live around the world - I hope you were lucky enough to see it too.
It was a special night for many of us - including this reporter - Jamila Rizvi - who summed up perfectly what we all experienced on Sunday night.

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.


  1. What a delightful event! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  2. I've never heard of this band so I'm going to have to check them out. I think it's wonderful that they did a reunion type concert and how awesome is it that you were able to attend?!
    Have a great week
    Here's mySaturday Snapshot

  3. I read your post and listed to clips of the concert on YouTube!
    Wonderful.... "...don't dream it's over!"

  4. Looks like a wonderful evening! So glad you got to go & enjoy it!


    Book By Book

  5. I can't begin to tell you how jealous I am about this. Sometimes living in the country sucks. No reunion concert out here. Great pictures, looks like an amazing night. I didn't get to watch it on the tele, I think I was at work, I'd like to catch it up though.

    1. I missed the first farewell concert cause I was living in the country! So it made this one all the more special.

      And don't we all wish we'd bought a house in Sydney 15 yrs ago!!


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