12 April 09
We woke on Saturday to experience more of the same: concerts, celebrities and chai.
Although I’m not a huge fan of Rebecca’s, I went to another of her concerts but was disappointed when she simply performed the same songs as the night before.
David and I wandered around Toowoomba’s city centre in the morning before meeting friends for lunch. However, our leisurely lunch was cut short when I decided to rush back to the festival to stand in line and meet Evie, a legendary Christian performing artist from the 70s and 80s.
I took some time to listen to Melinda Tankard-Reist from Women’s Forum Australia who spoke about the role the media plays in the sexualisation and objectivisation of women. Although we shelter them from the media, it was still a confronting talk and makes me more aware about the messages that I am sending my girls about body image.
The headline acts for the evening were The Sowers, Naturally 7 and the Paul Colman Trio. It was fun to experience African music again with the Sowers, and Naturally 7 were an acapella group that engaged in vocal play — where their voices mimicked instruments.
We particularly liked Naturally 7’s bass singer whose amplified voice thumped the crowd. Others’ voices acted as electric guitars, percussion, a harmonica, trumpets and keyboards. It was incredible. If you didn’t see them perform, you would think Naturally 7 were playing instruments. (Check out this video! Even though there’s a lot of production go into that video, I saw these guys sing this song live, and it was amazing!)
David and I headed down into the mosh pit for PC3’s main act.