Defusion was the closing party for the Fusion Festival that ran from the 12th until the 16th.
I didn’t attend any of the festival events except for Infusion (the opening party), and Defusion, as I had classes at the times of things I was interested in. I had one of my fractal animations displayed at Infusion, and at Defusion I had a series of fractal prints displayed.
I went to Defusion with Rhi, and I also invited Liza and Evan since Liza actually goes to the University of Queensland and knew where the Cement Box theatre is.
More after the jump.
So we got there a bit early, around 5:45 (it was meant to start at 7) so that I would have plenty of time to put up my fractals. We spent a bit over a half hour trying to find the Cement Box Theatre within the Schonell Theatre building and were about to give up and go get dinner, when we walked past it on the way back to the car. The sign wasn’t visible from the direction we had come so we completely missed it the first time.
So we got there about 6:30 and got my fractals all up by 6:45, thanks for all the help guys, you made it a lot quicker and easier!
Well, it wasn’t meant to start until 7, so we decided to go for a bit of a walk since Rhi and I had never been to the University of Queensland before, and Liza was eager to show us the Great Court and so on.
I have to admit, UQ is a very nice university environment, though it is quite a hike to get anywhere.
We came back to the Cement Box Theatre at around 7:30 to find that it hadn’t started yet and the band that was meant to be playing had only arrived 15 minutes before we got back and were still setting up. So off we went for another walk, down to the UQ Lakes.
Came back around 8:15 and the band was still setting up, talk about disorganised!
The following bands were meant to be playing at the following times:
7:15pm- 8:00pm The Traveling So & So’s (Psychadelic)
8:00pm- 8:10pm Speeches
8:00pm- 8:50 The Yang Dichotomy
9:00pm- 9:45pm The Traveling So & So’s
10pm onwards Tricktronix
As far as I know, it was the Traveling So & Sos that were holding everything up with their slow, disorganised setup. They finished their setting up and soundchecks by around 8:40 and then another band, I don’t know which one, that had been setting up while they were waiting did their sound checks, until about 9:30.
Then someone finally started playing! I’m not entirely sure which band it was, but I think it was
either the Travelling So & Sos or the Tricktronix. They didn’t announce themselves or say their names at all, so I can’t be sure.
They were the guys that turned up late and took well over an hour to setup and do their sound checks, and it was clearly all a waste of time since their mix was terrible. They were all good musicians and the lead singer had a great voice, when you could occasionally hear her, which wasn’t often since the musicians consistently drowned her out.
We heard two of their songs, had enough of the bad mix and frequent squealing feedback, so we packed up my fractals and left at about a quarter to 10.
So, it was an alright night, though the music and musicians organisation was very painful.
It has been brought to my attention by Kel from “The Travelling So & So’s” that some of my perceptions here regarding the disorganisation of the live bands and so on are incorrect. Please have a read of my follow up.
I’m sorry about the misconceptions guys.
Correcting myself, after receiving a comment, phone call and SMS from Pat of the Tricktronix, the Tricktronix never actually turned up, so I was merely unsure as to which band was which since there was no real introductions that I heard. Sorry guys.