Monday, January 28, 2013

Cracking Evening of Retro Party Fun with the Hot Dub Time Machine @ Sydney Town Hall

On Sunday Night, 27 Jan 2013, I was privileged to see DJ Tom Loud and his Hot Dub Time Machine, performing at the Sydney Town Hall as a closing party for the Sydney Festival 2013.

For the duration of the festival, the Town Hall has been transformed into "Paradiso at Town Hall" and has hosted a great diversity of musical events. Although I am sure other events would have been very well supported, Sunday must have surely had the most enthusiastic audience participation as Tom took the them on a 3 hour long multimedia extravaganza of musical milestones.

Having been a "retro" DJ myself in a previous life (though only audio), I can only imagine how long it must've taken Tom to compile his set of music, entertainment and popular culture video clips spanning an incredible 6 decades. The music was well chosen to represent each year and provide a no stop party experience. Tom's mastery of video media is amazing as exemplified by one of my favourite clips, featuring the world's quirkiest penguin, Pingu.

By the end of the night my clothing was drenched with sweat (and I was only capturing the event on camera) as I made my way back to my car, having experienced on of the best compiled party events I have been witness to.

So, now for the pics and video. Although I'm almost exclusively a still photographer, Sunday clearly warranted a fuller multimedia experience, hence the large number of video clips that I shot as well.

See the photos here

See the videos here

The Pied Piper of Paradiso

Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care!

Riot of Colour

A view from the back



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