I’m a closet Devo (Are we not men?)

Whip it, whip it real good
Whip it, whip it real good

If you love music, wine, and being in the great outdoors then “A Day on the Green” would be just the thing for you.

 Yesterday afternoon, we headed to Bimbadgen Estate, a winery situated in the Hunter Valley, about a 2-hour drive to the north of Sydney for an afternoon and evening with some of the best musicians in the world today.

And apart from a couple of drops of rain, the weather was perfect.

Sunset over Bimbadgen Estate
Sunset over Bimbadgen Estate

 So what about the music, I hear you ask. 

Well, as many of you will know, I’m not a person too concerned about age or time, but this did take me back to days long ago, sitting in front of the telly watching Devo, yes Devo…

Strewth, don’t worry, it is okay if you don’t want to admit to ever knowing them, let alone bopping around the front living room with a funny little hat on your head, or maybe you just weren’t around back then.

But I have to say, it was a lot of fun and everyone was into it.

Remember those little hats
Remember those little hats
Fiona in Devo tee and floppy hat
Fiona in Devo tee and floppy hat

A good friend, Fiona, organised the best tickets for us, and she was there in her Devo tee shirt soaking it all up!

We were treated to a number of bands, and one of our favourites, a great Australian band, The Church, played some of their all-time classics. And if you have never heard Under the Milky Way, do yourself a favour and you-tube it!

The Church
The Church

And the evening culminated in Simple Minds taking the stage.

Now, let me simply say, Janet and I have grown up listening to this band, and we’ve taken every opportunity to see them live over the years, and last night as the sun was setting in the western sky we were once again mesmerized by the brilliance of the band’s music.

The always radiant Janet, and Baz
The always radiant Janet, and Baz
Simple Minds
Simple Minds
Ray and Leah
Ray and Leah

 And the evening, was a change of pace for my partner in all things adventure, and brother-in-law, Ray, but he had me hiking up a mountain Sunday morning, but more on that later…I’m plugging in the iPod to listen to some more of The Church

The Boys
The Boys

Hey, you wouldn’t be dead for quids…

And remember, if all else fails, remain out of control and see what develops!

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