About halfway through the gallery from the weekend, you’ll find a series of photos on the grassy hilltop with a guy in a gold helmet holding a megaphone. He was directing a rock-paper-scissors challenge where two challengers were each lifted up on someone’s shoulders, and whoever lost had to get their ears pierced with a safety pin.
It was one of those unofficial rituals no-one can really trace back to any tangible origin. It was classic Meredith – it’s not really clear who organised it, but it was very organised.
When Melbourne trio Cable Ties ripped into a punk groove on Friday afternoon to open the weekend, the raucous and defiant cheers from the crowd showed the overcast weather wasn’t dampening anyone’s spirits.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard held court on Friday night with an onslaught of psychedelic madness, the band’s dual drummers racing through the set at breakneck speed. On Saturday Angel Olsen’s mesmerising performance had boots swaying in the air. Peaches ended her set by crowdsurfing inside an inflatable condom to Dick in the Air.
To answer your question, yes. It was a good weekend. Enjoy the photo recap.