Sunday, February 10, 2013

Oh Mercy- St. Kilda Festival

After spending the morning at the gym I hopped onto a tram and headed down to the annual St. Kilda Festival.  Thankfully the weather was sunny but mild, with a strong breeze coming off the bay.  I grabbed some gozleme from one of the food stalls for lunch before making my way toward the front of the main stage for Oh Mercy's afternoon slot. 

They started with "Stay Please Stay" and then launched into "Drums."  It was great to have Simon back playing guitar with the band again.  The set list consisted of many songs from their latest album Deep Heat, including excellent versions of "Rebel Beats," "Pilgrim's Blues," "My Man" and "Still Making Me Pay."  Alex was full of good advice for the crowd, telling everyone not to get sunburned and also for parents to not let their children touch the water.  They finished their set with a rousing rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Memories."  Luckily I get to see Oh Mercy again in a week's time when they open for Father John Misty.

Mary and I found each other afterwards as she got there a bit late due to a very slow tram.  We had a wander around the festival and then treated ourselves to some Dutch pancakes before heading back home.

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