We're still deep in music festival season, and there is a lot of cool stuff going on. With encouragement from friends I just bought my ticket for the V-festival in Sydney. The Pixies coming to Australia for the first time is just about reason enough. Sadly their headline set overlaps significantly with the Pet Shop Boys, causing us vast quantities of angst. I'm very excited about seeing Phoenix earlier in the day, and should catch some other great acts too like Gnarls Barkley, Beck, the New York Dolls.
I thought I had completely missed the boat on this one - K and I talked about it when it was announced last year - but the organisers have several strategies to avoid much scalping going on, including releasing a late batch of tickets. Clever. And not mailing out the tickets til quite close to the day, which is making my mates squirm a bit. (Being late to the party I opted to pick up my ticket on the day). I don't know how many tickets they are selling but I reckon there will be BIG CROWDS.