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REVIEW Big Day Out 2004

The one key thing to remember about this BDO is that I wasn’t actually planning to go – its just that when the time rolled around, I had talked myself into a bunch of the bands, and had heard more from them all – like, during December and January, leading up to the festival, I managed to pick up copies of Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Elephunk’, Lostprophets’ ‘Start Something’ and ‘The Fake Sound of Progress’, Muse’s ‘Absolution’ and ‘Origin of Symmetry’ (all of which now rank among my favourite albums of the last 10 years), as well as Metallica’s ‘St Anger’ and The Strokes’ album. I ended up buying my ticket about 2 days before the show, and catching a ride down to it with my Mum (she was going to Aucks anyway). Oh, and I was by myself as well. Here’s what I managed to see:

REVIEW Big Day Out 2003

Determined to put the past behind me, and on my own for the first time ever, I headed to Auckland for my 6th consecutive Big Day Out. It was a pretty good day in all. Even though nothing much happened.

REVIEW Big Day Out 2002

Just another standard day at the Big Day Out – this year I went along with my sister, and my buddy Nate again. Not too much transpired – except for when my wallet got lost with $200 cash inside it. I was pretty hungry and thirsty for the rest of the day. Oh – and it rained, which sucked.

REVIEW Big Day Out 2001

Possibly the weirdest BDO I’ve been to – absolutely nothing of any particular note happened, except for during Limp Bizkit’s set where they had stop to get some poor girl out from in the mosh pit. 2001 was the year when a girl had a heart attack in Sydney during Limp Bizkit’s set, and they had to take the Bizkit off the rest of the tour circuit, for safety reasons.

REVIEW Big Day Out 2000

To bring in the millennium, Big Day Out got a whole heap more international acts, and tried its damnedest to give us the best BDO ever – and they almost pulled it off. One funny encounter that happened this year: we (me, my sister and my ex-girlfriend) ran into Jon Bridges (of Ice TV fame) again. He didn’t remember us though. I also fell over twice in the moshpit … read on:

REVIEW Big Day Out 1999

In 1998, the Big Day Out took a break, but in 1999 it was back with a vengeance, with 3 of the biggest acts of 1998 in tow. This years BDO was highlighted by the fact that we (as in me, my sister, and my ex-girlfriend) met Jon Bridges (who was hosting Ice TV at the time), and talked to him for a while, and also by the fact that I sat and talked to the singer of one of the bands for a while – I just can’t remember which band it was. Some of the musical highlights:

REVIEW Big Day Out 1997

The first Big Day Out I ever attended – tickets were just $69.50 (an absolute bargain, by today’s standard). I went to the concert with my friend David Rummery – we decided to get dressed up for the occasion, so I was wearing black shorts, a black X Files t-shirt (which I loved), and my beloved Converse skate shoes (even though I can’t skate). As well as all that, I had half my hair dyed bright red. I looked like an idiot. But I can remember seeing the following bands:

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