We had a fantastic line-up of musical acts and the room was full of 3MDR subscribers and music lovers.
In order for this awesome event to happen, a lot people did a lot of work...
Starting with all the wonderful 3MDR presenters, staff and volunteers who gave their time, skills and energy to the event, who we think are fully sic:
Dave G - organised all the bands
Dale, Robert, Simon, Mick, Damien and the Rev - set up the hall beautifully
Jeanette, Ron, Paula, Wayne, Ben, Meeghan, Denver, Lachlan, Peter K, Michael, Sebastian, Neesy, Rollo, Jenny Mac, Michelle P, Dazmo, Kat & Michael - worked the door
Bret - picked up lots of gear, couches and merch
Wayne - brought the lovely trees
James - baked cakes
Wendy, Tahlia, Rogan & Kieran - were the rockin kiosk crew
Paula, Jules, Sally, Lachlan, Peter H, Jack & Chloe, Coz and Sian - were ace bar tenders
Neesy and Tony - were fabulous merch and picture taking peeps
Chris - was our amazing MC
Sebastian, Dave M, Phil Y, Matt & Lara, Pierre, Damien, James, Dale, Non, Robert, Chris, Dave G, Ron - packed up like a group of people possessed
Mike Allery from U3A - moved and stored all the chairs for us
The Rev and Wes - returned gear on Monday
And then there was another army of dedicated sound and lighting volunteers who made the whole thing possible, especially going live to air.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank these amazing people:
Dave Miller - Master Sound Engineer Extraordinaire
Bronwyn - Set up assistance with both sound and lighting rigs.
Phil Y - Set up assistance with sound. Then endurance above and beyond his pay grade.......live to air mix all day, band change over desk setups, then pack up........all with only one good coffee and only two toilet breaks. (sorry.........too much detail?)
Other sound engineers
Tom - Front of house mix and change over set ups
Pierre - Front of house mix and band change over set ups. Brilliant testing of fold back system and FOH.
Mitch - Help with band change overs. About to help with FOH mix, when we realised that nobody knew how to give Matt a break on lights except Mitch (who's a lighting tech), so Mitch ran the lights until he had to return to the GEM theatre.....to run the lights!
Luke - Front of House mix into the evening
Rollo - Front of House mix, plus training from Phil re the on air mix.
Matt and Lara on the fabulous light set up.
And there's more... Every year DrumPower donate the drum kit and PA for our Big Gig, so without them it would be a pretty ordinary gig that's for sure!!
To all these wonderful people... THANK-YOU!!
Phil & Ren xx