WE'RE IN MACKAY . . . . IT'S HOT!

What a great start to our Australian Tour! 
  
Our first gig on this tour took place at the prestigious QPAC in Brisbane, needles to say it was rammed to the rafters and it was great to see some familiar faces. 
There was a small amount of downtime in Brisbane and we made a great decision to rent apartments for the first few days, so everyone could do exactly as they wished and do as they wanted with their time off. 
  
Our next stop was to drive to Toowoomba for our first sold out show in the magnificent Empire Theatre. We normally have a driver and a large bus on all our tours, but in Australia, we rent the most luxurious people carrier and I drive with Mike on navigation duties! . . . . . Martin, Steve and Terry, relax and complain about how low I have the air conditioning. However, we feel safe and it allows us to maximize our few hours off in the daytime and if needed we have a vehicle to do as we wish. We can also stop for food and drinks wherever WE like and that’s often entertaining, especially when we stop somewhere a bit rubbish and everyone blames yours truly! 
  
On Friday we flew to Rockhampton, an area that was severely hit in the floods three years ago, but great to see those folks back on their feet once again. 
Myself and Terry hit the pool for a couple of hours and caught some rays! 
Yet another sold out show, and the Pilbeam Theatre is a great sounding place and I must say really nice to perform there. 
  
Today we had a long drive north to Mackay in searing heat, so we had the aircon on full whack.  I kept saying to Mike, we’ll stop at the next place and then the next place, in the end we ended up at a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere, I bought sunglasses, Mike and Terry got coffee and then Terry had to relieve himself behind a tree, brave man round these parts let me tell you! 
  
After we checked in to the hotel, I went for a walk round Mackay and came across a Crocodile free lagoon . . . I was in swimming and after drying off in 32 degrees, I was back on my walk . . . . I’m enjoying this! 
  
Having done our sound-check at the Mackay Convention Centre Myself, Terry and Steve ate Chinese noodles sitting outside in the warm evening dusk, Terry ordering too much food as usual. 
Should be a great gig tonight! . . . . I’ll be back in a couple of days, so check back here for all our goings on “Down Under”


  
 

6 comments

  • Letty

    Letty Brisbane

    Glad to hear you're enjoying Australia, cause we thoroughly enjoyed your show at QPAC, even though I had to get up for work 5 hours later. IT was worth it.

    Glad to hear you're enjoying Australia, cause we thoroughly enjoyed your show at QPAC, even though I had to get up for work 5 hours later. IT was worth it.

  • Helena

    Helena Vasteras Sweden

    Have a nice tour in Australien. And drink lot's off water. ;)

    Have a nice tour in Australien. And drink lot's off water. wink

  • Marita

    Marita Sweden

    So fun to read,must be wonderful to play for so many lovely fans.Have a nice tour 🌞

    So fun to read,must be wonderful to play for so many lovely fans.Have a nice tour 🌞

  • Heather

    Heather Toowoomba

    It was wonderful having you in Toowoomba again. Thanks you for making time in your busy schedule to visit. We loved you back 2013 and look forward to your next visit to our beautiful part of the world.

    It was wonderful having you in Toowoomba again. Thanks you for making time in your busy schedule to visit. We loved you back 2013 and look forward to your next visit to our beautiful part of the world.

  • Brett

    Brett Launceston,Tasmania

    Met you all 3 years ago in Lonnie, taking my 8 yo ( Katelyn)to the concert next Saturday night for her first ever concert,hope she gets to meet you all,awesome musicians performers

    Met you all 3 years ago in Lonnie, taking my 8 yo ( Katelyn)to the concert next Saturday night for her first ever concert,hope she gets to meet you all,awesome musicians performers

  • Di

    Di

    I think it is great you hire your own vehicle to get you from place to place, it gives you all your freedom, to do as you please, I can completely understand what you mean by, we will stop at next place ect then keep going on, Australia is so vast and such a long way between places, I myself only realized this when touring Europe last year. Cheers Di xx

    I think it is great you hire your own vehicle to get you from place to place, it gives you all your freedom, to do as you please, I can completely understand what you mean by, we will stop at next place ect then keep going on, Australia is so vast and such a long way between places, I myself only realized this when touring Europe last year. Cheers Di xx

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