The Androgynous Vault is a blog (and sometimes vlog) about the lives of two androgynous girls in Brisbane. This blog offers a perspective of life through androgynous eyes.
Volume 19: Tegan and Sara...confusing the general public...dumb questions.
What a sight it was to see as the girls that looked like boys and the boys that looked like girls met at exactly the same time at exactly the same venue on exactly the same night. What supernatural force of nature could possible exist that could enable this freak occurrence you ask? Only a Tegan and Sara gig of course.
Tuesday the 14th of December, 2010 will go down in history as quite possible the greatest night of living memory. That is, of course, if you appreciate the quin twin's work as much as I do and the 400 odd other fans at their gig on Tuesday night in Brisbane.
The venue for this gig is situated in the middle of a very alternative suburb known as Fortitude Valley or "The Valley" to locals. I say alternative because The Valley is the one suburb in Brisbane where you will find at least one person from every genre or stereotype you can imagine. You will find goths, you will find egotistical Australian blokes, you will find tourists, you will find lesbians, you will find gay boys and you will find metal heads. You will find drag queens, trashy girls, sophisticated business people, rich folks, poor folk, homeless people and drug addicts. On this particular night you would have found hundreds of girls that looked like boys and boys that looked like girls milling towards one venue.
I was lucky enough (and I give a thousand bundles of thank you to my friend for securing these tickets) to sit in the second row at the gig. It was unusual to sit down at a Tegan and Sara gig but I didn't complain because they played two sets and did a question and answer session with the audience. I don't fancy standing for that long. You know those moments where everything exceeds your expectations and you are infinitely excited and happy to be exactly where you are at the moment in time and space? I felt that, as did many other people at the gig. Highlights of the night include a performance of I hear noises and Not with you. A very nice version of sentimental tune and also a very rare performance of this is everything which happened to be by audience request.
As for my complaints...they are all directed at select members of the audience. Those members of the audience that think they are witty or funny...but really aren't. Those members of the audience that think it's funny to use a very rare occasion to ask a highly respected band a question and waste it by asking a dumb question. Such questions as "I came really far to see you today, can I please come up on the stage and get a photo with you guys?" or "Why do guys use weird tuning for your songs? It's a bitch to try and figure it out" or "In the walking with a ghost film clip, why is there three Tegan's but only two Sara's?". Such irrelevance almost makes me so angry that I could turn into an octopus. This is serious anger.
I will leave my anger and instead remember the infinite happiness and satisfaction I felt sitting two meters away from two amazing musicians for two and a half hours.
If I'm honest I'm actually writing this a day early, that is because on the day I generally set aside to write entries to this blog I will be driving across the Australian continent bound for the Southern most point (Tasmania). I will be spending Christmas and new year with my extended family in the significantly cooler weather of Tasmania. I wish everyone on PNTTV a very merry Christmas and a very jolly new year and best wishes for your future adventures! Never fear, I will still be blogging over the Christmas period so there is no need to miss me!
Best wishes and don't forget to be awesome!
- travelling Ninja.
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- Ninja and MoneT
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