Too far to walk, one suggested. No it isn't.
It is raining. No it's stopped.
Dangerous. I will walk past the police station.
It is cold now. I will get a tram.
Eventually they seemed convinced that I could walk for ten minutes to where they were going in their respective motor cars.
I was pleased I did stay. I sat on a comfy couch and watched some of the MCG fire benefit concert on V, whatever V is. It is a pity our first wet day for months and the concert co-incided, but the rain did not seem to spoil the concert atmosphere.
Earlier I caught a bit of Wolfman Mother. Oh dear, really not my sort of music. Any relation to Wolfman Jack?
Did I catch the end of Kylie? Her leaving the stage? Damn, missed that.
But as I sat on said comfy couch, Hunters and Collectors were performing. One guy in the bar had pronounced three numbers ago that this was it, their song, called Throw Your Arms Around Me. He got more excited when an electric guitar was swapped to an accoustic one. He was convinced that this would be it. Nope, another dirge to go. Finally they did perform the very popular song. I have heard it. It usually washes over me like most music I hear on AM radio stations.
My fellow occupants of the bar threw their hands up into the air, sang along and cheered. They kind of were of an age where Hunters and Collectors could have been around in their impressionable years, just.
But I am puzzled by what I saw on Channel V. Is that Channel Five? I have been to smallish music concerts, Skyhooks and Supernaut come to mind. Must have been more than that. Good fun. Everyone watched and jigged around on the spot. But I saw at the Fire Benefit concert people jumping up and down, going crazy, going off, jumping on top of other people. I did not note any moshing, but perhaps that was happening too. Many of them would have been barely born when Hunters were around.
I just don't get all this physical stuff when you hear music you like. Surely you want to relax and listen closely to music you like. You want to hear the lyrics, hear the tones in the voice, listen to the instruments and how they are played. If you get really excited by a performer's music, perhaps you want to dance.
I really just don't get it at all. You can't half tell I am getting old.