March 28th 2009 .... THE LAST DAY ON THE GREEN - ROCHFORD WINERIES
This was the last Day On The Green for the season and we were in for a big one. The sun had come out for the occasion and for once we were organised and took a picnic dinner with us - a very rare thing! Rochford is pretty close to where the bushfires were, a couple of events there actually had to be cancelled because of the danger. There was a bit of back burning happening in the back ground, but nothing to worry about - everyone was here for a good time.
The Badloves were first off the rank with a short set, I don’t know a lot of their songs but they were good and I quite enjoyed them. When they were finished they headed over to the merchandise tent to do a signing. There was quite a crowd there to check them out.
Ross Wilson was on next and shook those hips to the beat of popular songs of Mondo Rock and Daddy Cool. He has some interesting moves that’s for sure.
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson followed and the crowd moved forward for them. She has a great connection with her fans and they love her friendly manner as she chats away in between songs.
The rush to the front started as soon as Jimmy was announced. Lots of excited people around as Wheels In Motion kicked us off to an awesome start. I had a kid next to me who spent the whole night punching the air and screaming for Jimmy. Dad was behind encouraging and telling him to watch the awesome guitarist, Danny and take note. All the hits were tonight and some more. It was a huge set list with Jimmy coming on early much to our delight. He played for well over 2 hours, very unusual for a Day On The Green gig. Kasey got up and sang When Two Hearts Collide with Jimmy. The two of them seem to get on so well and look like they really enjoy singing together. Shane stayed on for Khe Sanh.
Gary Pinto started the encore singing When The War Is Over with Jimmy. Gary has an amazing voice and is very popular here in Melbourne. Jackie and Wazza had swapped over again with Jackie taking control of the drums, The Badloves returned to the stage for The Weight. Michael struggled with the words and Jimmy had to step in and help him out. Ross Wilson then stepped up to Shake Rattle and Roll with Jimmy. That was pretty damn good. This was followed by Do Or Die - it went off, absolutely brilliant, complete with punches. Don’t we all love the punch - funny, but true!! When you thought it couldn’t get any better Jimmy returned for one more song - Goodbye. Wazza had left percussion and was side of stage dancing with Jane when Mick Newtown and DJ Master Bates charged onto stage taking over Davey’s microphone. They joined in singing Goodbye and carried on like a couple of raving lunatics and it was hilarious. Master Bates dropped his pants a few times but there was no nudie run this year - phew!! Everyone was having a lot of fun on stage. It was an awesome end to the night and to the end of the DOTG season.
Wheels In Motion
I'd Die To Be With You Tonight
I'm Still On Your Side
Lay Down Your Guns
Too Much Ain't Enough
Out In The Blue
Ride The Night Away
Merry Go Round
When Two Hearts Collide ..w/ Kasey Chambers
Khe Sanh ..w/ Shane Nicholson
No Second Prize
You Got Nothing I Want
Working Class Man
When The War Is Over ..w/ Gary Pinto
The Weight ..w/ The Badloves
Shake, Rattle & Roll ..w/ Ross Wilson
Do Or Die