Culture

BLUES Festival Gold Coast QLD

Blues on Broadbeach festival celebrates it's 10th Anniversary. Performing with the wonderful Stevie Paige and band for 2 shows then an intimate duo with Stevie & I tomorrow morning. The Gold Coast in QLD is, well, an interesting place shall I say; completely focused upon tourism. The weather is wonderful and the audiences appreciative but there is a sense of "where's the culture" that pervades this place. Having travelled here many times in the past it hasn't really changed in that regard.

Still the local council has put on a great festival, apparently the largest free one in the world. Can't help but wonder what it would be like if the same amount of funds were directed to the original music scene in Melbourne - until then I'll just keep enjoying the vitamin D.