Rookie band runner/driver reports in about the Prodigy’s undies….
IT’S almost midnight and I’m waiting outside the Hyatt for The Prodigy‘s sweaty undies.
As a rookie band runner/driver at Friday’s Big Day Out, this odorous task is my last duty for the night, although I dare say there are plenty of fans who would gladly swap places with me.
One of the crew finally emerges from the depths of the hotel and kindly picks up the errant socks, shoes, belts and other items of clothing that have been shed in the back of the Tarago during the tyre-squealing, post-gig dash.
Having only moments earlier watched the band perform from backstage I was able, for a couple of minutes, to get a feel for what it must be like to be in one of the most popular acts in the festival.
Despite the swoon-inducing heat, the crowd was heaving. The air was densely humid, both from the mist sprayers and the punters’ sweat, but it didn’t make any difference to the fans screaming for the guys on stage. It must be awesome to be a rock star.
Having been offered the chance to work “undercover” at the BDO, I was unable to resist the opportunity to get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes at Australia’s biggest music festival.
And my first job of the day was to collect UK dance legends The Prodigy from the airport.