Seeing Sisters of Mercy was a dream come true. Who cares if I had to pay over $100 for a festival where I'd only see one band. Soundwave doesn't usually have anything I'd like to see, and this year was no exception (apart from Sisters). I bought tickets for me and my friend.
Everything fell into place though. Even though Sisters of Mercy weren't headlining, their set was at 9pm. They were playing at a small stage, compared to other huge stages where bands like Slipknot and Marilyn Manson were playing.
They were also playing the same time as bands such as System of a Down and Machine Head, so there was a lack of horrible bogan dickheads (yay)
Soundwave was held on the public holiday Monday. At the University we don't get public holidays off, so I worked. I didn't mind because it was 36 degrees and the library is air conditioned.
I got home a bit early though so I could get ready in time. I walked down to the train station, and arrived at the festival around 6pm. I was lucky, there was no crowd on the train and no one waiting to get into the festival grounds.
I then walked around and found my friend Merissa who had been there most of the day. We sat down for a few hours. I happened to see Marilyn Manson on the big screen, he was terrible!! He's been given bad reviews from all over Australia, so I don't know what's been happening to him.
Soon enough it was time to make it over to the stage where Sisters were playing. We arrived extra early, so as to get a good spot.
AND WE WERE IN FRONT ROW!! Right at the barrier!
Andrew is wearing a white hoodie and smoking a cigarette, because he is totally goth.
The amount of smoke was brilliant.
I got the set list!! I sucked up to the dudes in red. Everyone wanted one last song, but they didn't come back on :(
I wished that they had played a side show, I'm certain they would have had more people if they played at the Astor Theatre instead.
It was epic though ^_^
Here's what I wore:
I wore my Specimen shirt I got from their gig in the UK last year (they were great). My skirt is from City Chic, and I'm also wearing my epic bondage belt.
My best friend, Merissa, is probably super annoyed because I was screaming my head off. Also, she couldn't buy any alcohol because she was wearing fake blood :P