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Countdown Spectacular

October 1, 2006


I couldn’t make it to the Countdown Spectacular. The trouble with living halfway between Sydney and Brisbane means that the cost of attending a concert in either city (or even Newcastle) is much more than just the ticket price. And much as I would’ve loved to have seen Alex Smith perform again, I knew he was only singing ‘What about Me?’ and I would’ve been yearning for ‘The Angel and the Madman’ or ‘Wings.’

Yes, it would’ve been great to see all the other acts wheel themselves out from the vault and sing their hits, but I wasn’t able to take time off work, let alone rustle up the money to go. But the good news is, a DVD of the concert will be released for Christmas. I know it’s not the same as being there, but still I can put Alex on repeat, for a fraction of the price.

Anyway, Karina went to the Countdown concert in Perth and took these photos, and has kindly allowed me to post them on my blog. You can read her review of the concert on Karina’s BajaClub. If you are a fan of Uncanny X-Men, you can also find a link to her fansite.

Now I should be writing my novel, not updating my blog. But I’m facing that triple-headed monster: procrastination, avoidance and fear.
So I’m off to slay the triple-headed monster.

Meantime, talk amongst yourselves. Did you go to the Countdown Spectacular? And what did you think?

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