This week on Live At The Wireless, we're taking you back to Tumbleweed's wild set at Livid 1994.
It’s 1994, the air is thick, the crowd is heaving under the tent and the music is loud. The band on stage is Tumbleweed and things get a little crazy.
Frenzied fans start climbing the Big Top tent, dangling dangerously over the crowd moshing below and festival promoters stop the show. It’s utter mayhem.
Our live music team were there to catch the madness and every wild moment of this now legendary set. "People were going absolutely nuts - they were climbing and hanging off the PA cables along the top of the tent" according to Double J's Live Music Producer, Phil McKellar.
And it wasn’t just the crowd who thought the show was top-notch, the band’s frontman Richie Lewis later listing it amongst the band’s Eight Most Memorable Gigs in an article for FasterLouder, offering of the experience:
“Livid Festival Brisbane [in 1994] is when everything started to come together for us as a band. We played in a big top, it was the first time we heard the crowd chanting “Tumbleweed, Tumbleweed” before we came onstage and by the time we walked out the crowd were going nuts.
"People were climbing the massive tent poles climbing through the hole at the top and then sliding down the outside of the tent, it was wild.
"We had to stop the show and get everyone to work together to straighten up one of the poles that had started to lean. They did it, straightened it up and then we started again.”
For the full story of Livid 1994, told by one of the actual tent climbers that day, click here.
Join us as we take you back to hear seminal tracks from the Wollongong band like ‘Sundial’, ‘Gyroscope’ and of course ‘Daddy Long Legs’.