Tuesday, January 26, 1993

Big Day Out @ Sydney Showgrounds

After the first Big Day Out in 1992, where Violent Femmes and Nirvana headlined, there was never a doubt whether I'd go the following year.

A few extra people and a more international line up, but a wild day. I got to see Sonic Youth, Iggy Pop, Mudhoney, Hard Ons with Jerry A, Helmet, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Beasts Of Bourbon, Def FX, Tumbleweed, Front End Loader, Headache, You Am I and Daisygrinders.

From what I remember, 17 years later, I had a great day. Was stoked to finally see Sonic Youth. Iggy was incredible (including an all-star version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog). Mudhoney were amazing (right in the middle of my love of grunge) Hard Ons followed up their previous years exploits with Henry Rollins with an equally impressive set with Jerry A of Poison Idea. Helmet ripped the tops off everyone's heads. I became a Nick Cave fan that day. And Tumbleweed were the best of the Aussie bands - but that goes without saying.

I don't think I had started my "go to a concert, buy a shirt" phase yet. So the shirt below was actually not an official shirt, but one I picked up as an after thought outside for about $10.

Sonic Youth Setlist Big Day Out Sydney 1993 1993, Pretty Fucking Dirty Tour

Iggy Pop Setlist Big Day Out Sydney 1993 1993

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Setlist Big Day Out Sydney 1993 1993, Henry's Dream

1 comment:

  1. Hi Im trying to collect as much Big Day out memorabilia from 1993 -2003, would you be interested in selling any of your big day out shirts or tickets?