For the first time in four years, I was home in Australia for ‘Australia Day’. It was HOT! Spent the morning with family and then went and saw the American band, Skillet play at the Tivoli Centre!
Here are some links to memories of my ‘Australia Day’s’ in the US…
Australia Day 2009 with Tommy Emmanuel and Rick Price and then of course a visit to Outback Steakhouse
Australia Day 2008 Second annual trip to the Outback steakhouse
Australia Day 2007 was when the Outback Steakhouse tradition began. My American friends and any token Aussie’s I could find bombarded the most ‘Australian’ restaurant that exists in the US. I was surprised that they didn’t even know it was Australia day and weren’t capitalising on it! I would have been selling homemade Pavlova’s!!! I even brought my little stash of dodgy Australia Day paraphernalia to decorate our tables all up!
So 2011 – Australia Day with an American band. Skillet show was great! I kinda wondered how it would compare after having seen them in the US a couple of times… with all their bells and whistles… and pyrotechnics!
Here’s a clip of Skillet Live at Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Till next year…