Last weekend saw us driving a little further down the coast to a small town of Queenscliff, where tens of thousands of people were flocking over the weekend, for Queenscliff Music Festival 2012.
I love music festivals, but this one is especially nice because we’re practically locals. We also got free tickets for this one because we volunteered to help with the pack up.
The festival is held over three days. Friday night is just lovely as most people haven’t arrived just yet.
One of my go to festival meals is the feast plate from the Hare Krishna Food. The delicious vegetarian curry, rice, delicious crispy kofta top in a rich tomato sauce and the most wonderful dense, sweet semolina pudding, halva.
Lisa Mitchell at only 21, has been through Australian Idol and reinvented herself. She’s grown into a fantastic singer songwriter and recently released her second album. It was so great to see her live.
Vue Street Bar was a must see location over the Queenscliff Music Festival weekend. My lovely twitter friend Georgie is one of the chefs behind this menu. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet someone I’d only ever chatted to online.
Georgie came out for a moment to say hi and we thanked her for the delicious salmon pizza. IT WAS WONDERFUL! The local pizza, a combination of local ingredients and a local Flying Brick Cider, it was an exciting early dinner.
First stop was a mini pre-lunch dim sim and dumpling snack. They weren’t that great, straight from a packet, into the steamer. I was expecting some home made goodness.
Have you ever seen these spiral potatoes? I have seen them all over the place, and was in desperate need to try one, so at $5 a pop, I splurged. It was delicious! Like mini potato cakes (potato scallops), all the way down the stick and I topped it off with a mild chilli salt. They were SO good, and I’m SO glad I had it, but I never need to have one again, SO. MUCH. OIL!
One of J’s must see’s of the weekend was Jamie Pye, he’s this incredibly talented young man, who plays guitar like no one I have ever seen.
Because I’d love Vue Street Bar so much on Saturday, I convinced J that we needed to go back and check it out again Sunday.
Without fail my highlight of the festival was Missy Higgins. When her first CD, Sound of White came out when I had just left school and was going through some major things (moving out of home, full time work, being responsible for groups of students at an outdoor education camp, etc) and I felt like she’d stuck her hand inside my head and my heart and taken the words from inside me. I will forever hold a special place for her music.
It was a perfect end to a wonderful weekend.
Are you a music festival goer? Do you like to see live music?