This coming Sunday Parklife will hit Sydney, a long weekend and celestial Spring weather. There really is no better combination to usher in the festival season. The only thing that could compare is if the moon became a strobe light on NYE. Or spun around and said something dopey.
Fellow Parklifers, there are things you should and shouldn't do this weekend. I'll illustrate.
*Cue dark synths and smoke machines* It was way back (last week), one sunny summer afternoon in a Potts Point apartment. A raving buddy and I hung our arms from the breezy window, above a fucking hipster's balcony. We smoked cigarettes like air, drank Vodka like water and debated the "way of the rave" for hours.
We discussed 'rules' for Field Day 2010, but the ideas applied to any festival. Like Confucius, my buddy's words echoed through time like planets colliding. Her name is Lauren Murada. She is also a hipster, loves Top Shop, indie-electro, will trip in heels of any height and reckons chicks go to dubstep nights to experience vibrating toilet seats. This is what she said:
"My advice would be to definitely leave your shirt on. Don't wear thongs. Invest in a pairs of Cons or High Tops. Wear sunscreen. Don't pass out before 1pm and don't wet yourself. Oh, and see the Juan Maclean."
Empire of the Sun - Standing on the Shore (Cassian Remix)
Miike Snow - Black & Blue (Tiga Remix)
La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (datA Remix)
La Roux - In for the Kill (Diplo and Bot Edit)
Services - Element of Danger (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Late of the Pier - The Bears are Coming (Joakim Remix)
Bloc Party - Hunting for Witches (Crystal Castles Remix)
Claude Von Stroke - Who's Afraid of Detroit? (Audion Remix)
Metronomy - Not Made for Love (Joakim Remix)
The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers (Morgan Geist Remix)
Sydney Parklife 2009 set list.