Dan Kelly’s Technocolour Dreamtent, 09.09.10
I love a rock show held at a sensible hour. Tonight it’s Melbourne’s Dan Kelly launching his new album Dan Kelly’s Dream in the Spiegeltent in the city square – proceedings kicking off at 7pm sharp.
The Spiegeltent is a traveling event/tent/thing that goes from city to city all year round showcasing all sorts of talented musicians/theater/cabaret/artistic stuff. It’s in Brisbane for a few weeks as part of The Brisbane Festival.
Everything about this place is colourful and elaborate, from the exterior decor to the booths that line the room and the stage set up. Dan and his band didn’t hold back either in various get ups from Hawaiian shirts, to caftans and flight gear. It’s a fun show, especially when Dan warns his mum and dad before songs to put in their earplugs or to apologise for colourful language and promise that the song’s protagonists aren’t his brothers or sisters.