Music promoters have been left wondering whether there might still be life in Adelaide’s schedule of touring international artists after a crowd packed Rymill Park to see such up-and-coming acts as Jamiroquai and…Paul Kelly.
Meanwhile, Adelaide punters have promoters exactly where they want them, thinking that the city should be included on national tours again.
‘We need something like this every six months or so to make sure that promoters don’t completely give up on Adelaide,’ says Harvest Rock attendee Warbly Snaggletooth.
‘It’s our favourite gag as South Australians. You lure promoters into thinking that we South Aussies have turned a corner and are going to start doing things like going out and seeing live events outside of March, and buying tickets in advance. Then, BAM, we go back to completely ignoring all live events again until the Fringe.
‘It’s our favourite thing to do to promoters as South Australians. Second favourite is writing “why no Adelaide” in the comments section on Instagram for tour announcements,’ continues Snaggletooth as he signs up for Frontier Touring presale mailing list that he’s already setup to land in his email’s junk folder.
‘We have no intention of actually buying tickets to those shows we write that on. You think I’d actually want to go and see Doja Cat? Absolutely not!’
Emboldened by the thought of sending several tour promoters insane, Snaggletooth has begun writing the perennial phrase “why no Adelaide?” on every tour announcement he sees, irrespective of whether the artist had even planned on travelling to Australia.
Most recently, Snaggletooth commented “disappointed, why no Adelaide?” on Niall Horan’s holiday posts from the Italian coast. In good news for SA 1D fans, Niall now plans on bringing his European summer to Yorke Peninsula for his “Confused, hot & disappointed tour”.