Rochford Winery , Coldstream, Victoria, Australia.
Cold Chisel are a legendary band down here. Massive catalogue. Hard rockin, singalong anthems, radio friendly – they are the band that should have had massive global success but left it too late or lacked the stamina – whatever, it didn’t happen. Jimmy Barnes solo , an inferior version, has had some success They have reformed a few times for, no doubt, highly lucrative tours and this time they were playing wineries. Sign of the times I guess as, back in the day, their vodka fuelled performances would have been better located in a distillery.
But I had never seen them in all my gig-going days. So it being summer down here, an outdoor gig seemed a good idea. Started to get a bit anxious with all the bushfires and their first gig at another winery in central Victoria was cancelled due to smoke. Our gig was second and Mrs Wells and I had secured gen admission tickets via an insurance company we used. Parking close to the gig, express lane to the bar all going well. Until we sat down. I kid you not, the moment of arse touching » Continue Reading.