Friday was a bit of a big day for The Meanies. 30 Years after playing with Nirvana early 1992, The Meanies opened for Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters in Geelong, for the first stadium show in Australia after two years of lockdowns.
In 1992 Nirvana was booked as a support band, to play with Tumbleweed and The Meanies. We all know what happened in the few months leading up to them coming to Australia. The lucky bastards who had tickets were suddenly seeing the biggest band in the world.
It was so amazing to have live music back on such a big scale. The atmosphere was electric. The audience went off during the Foo Fighters set, even though it rained most of the night, and they were soaked to the bone. Musicians and the many hundreds of crew behind the scenes, were so happy to get back to what they love doing. Smiling faces all around.
Meeting Dave Grohl and Pat Smear was the icing on the cake! Ace human beings!
Frontier Touring and Always Live Victoria pulled this off in about 3 weeks, after Dave Grohl saw Australia was finally opening up! The Foo Fighters are back in Australia in November. Tickets are going on sale this week.
The Meanies are finally touring their latest album Desperate Measures with shows in QLD, NSW, ACT, SA and VIC. More info here: https://www.themeanies.net/gigs/
Photos by Mirjam Adelaar