Coloured Balls - Help Me. Sunbury Pop Festival 1973
~ Somewhere in that scruffy crowd of drunk, tripping and high people is a very young me.
It was three days of searing heat and dust. It was a smorgasbord of drugs and sex and rock and roll - and I loved every minute of it. Well, the parts I can remember, anyhow. I ‘lost’ a day or so because of …substances, but I have the photos and the t-shirt to prove I was actually there.
Australia was still relatively innocent back then, so that when I told my parents that I was going to a three day camping eisteddford with some friends, they believed me.
But I got into a lot of trouble when I got home, after they’d seen on the TV news what was actually going on at Sunbury. I was utterly filthy, I had hardly slept or eaten - and I had second degree sunburn.
Oh what a time it was..~