In one of my earlier lives, I was working for a music promoter. A very "glamorous" role that involved long hours & being on call 24/7. I make no apologies, I am a loyal, hardworking person and when I am in, I give 110%.
At this time, I was also a single mothers, so burning the candles at both ends, the wax ran out! After amicable discussions with the bosses, I set a date to leave & get a 'normal' job. This date happened to coincide with the Hobart tour dates of INXS who we were touring at the time. It was decided that a farewell trip to Tassie was in order. Luckily our travel team were in-house and also loved an adventure.
Us 3 girls were on 'standby' and didn't get on the Friday night flight, but not to be deterred, we checked into the airport hotel & got the party started.
We landed in Hobart nice & early Saturday morning & checked into our lovely hotel on the waterfront. We spent the day wandering around, checking out Salamanca Market & doing all of the touristy stuff.
We jumped into a crew van with some of the touring party & entered the venue by the artists entry. The feeling of 'wow' and 'exclusivity' never left me. Being on the business side of the stage was always a privilege.
This was the tour off the back of the Rock Star reality show & JD Fortune was fronting the band. He was amazing! No Michael Hutchence, but he definitely had a little somethin', somethin' about him. He loved the theatrics & and as promoters, he definitely kept us on our toes.
As a Tour Co-Ordinator, I worked very closely with the TM & PM's, so it was great to be able to hang out with them & say goodbye.
After the show, everyone hung out in the hotel bar, including the band. It was always pressed upon me to be professional & not hang out or do anything 'dumb' with the band, so I never did.
It was a great send off, the girls setting me up with Kirk Pengilly buying me a drink at the bar after they had worded him up. We hung out, danced, laughed & told stories. (I listened & asked questions).
Being an introvert in such an extrovert world, it was very rare that I had the guts to get any photo's, but I am very thankful that this weekend I did.