shit yeah springwood!

What a way to kick of the Queensland shows!

An intimately awesome group of nutters joined me last night for what turned out to be complete fabbo-ness!springwood1

Thanks to all that came out to Springwoodspringwood2

 

I had a ball and I reckon you guys might have too!springwood3

See you mad bastards next time!!

BOOVAL, you’re next!

13th Nov RACEHORSE HOTEL Booval

14th Nov BROOK HOTEL Mitchelton

15th Nov HINTERLAND HOTEL Nerang

16th Nov BUDERIM TAVERN Buderim

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these boots were made for walkin’

Update from the road…
The Victoria tour started on the 12th August
Although, I’m knot sure why we’re calling it the Victoria tour
‘Cause we’ve done 2 shows in New South Wales
And now we’re in Tasmania?

My brain hurts

Anyhoo….the FIRST week of the tour was mainly in Victoria
As well as two completely fabulous NSW shows
We’ve had quite possibly the cutest backstage visitors ever backstagebuds
Both of whom declined my offer to come home with me
Maybe they weren’t happy with the inside of my suitcase?

We’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the coolest crew in the industry And make us feel so welcome at every venue we’ve performed at on this tour
They keep the fans happy
They keep us safe
They make our jobs easierhallamhotel2014
And they don’t roll their eyes when I ask for more ice in my wine
It’s like the perfect working relationshiop

And then we’ve gotten the opportunity to catch up with some fan/friends that have been with us almost as long as we’ve been doing this
I think if you’re a fan, that’s turned into a friend you should have a special name
Meet Carol and James, who first came to see Dad perform back in 1992 when they lived in Scotland
They’ve been coming to shows since before *I* have been coming to shows
And they are one of our favourite things to see when we come to Melbourne
James and Carol are fan/friends
I think now we should call them FRANS
Yes! FRANS!!jamescarol
Even if they do bring out our best fugly faces FRANS do that.

It’s been a huge first week 7 shows in 8 days
Lots of travel
Laughs
And late night petrol station snacksmelbourne

I feel beyond fortunate to do what I love
And much of the time, do it with my family parentspatch
And spend time with people I love (that’s Patch…we’ve been buds since high school!)

It’s full on
And we get some shut eye/rest when we can
But you won’t hear any complaints heresoundcheck
We love what we do
And love performing for you
Thanks to those who come out to shows and allow us to do what we do

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Although it’s not always wine and roses
Or diet Sprite and rice cakes
We do sometimes have bad days
Last week I had to say goodbye to one of my most treasured road companions
They’ve been with me a few years now
They’ve been polished, fixed, re-soled and glued ’til they could be repaired no more
I had to send them to the big brown shoebox in the sky
And promptly replaced them with the most similar ones I could find
Because change is….no.boots
It’s been tough
But with faith and prayer wine and chocolate, I am getting through it
One step (in my new shoes) at a time

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adelaide awesomeness

While I was in Adelaide, I stayed with my fabulous mates Lauren and Adam
Lauren has her own studio (Studio Fifteen) – hair, makeup, nails, waxing, massage….they do the lot!

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They talented peeps even made me purdy before my show
It’s the coolest place on earth to be girly and pampered
And then, beat this, Adam is a wine distributer
That’s right, you can get your hair did AND have a wine
Really good wine too (Swire & Noble)
Even though I put ice in it

You can’t polish a turd
But you can roll it in glitter
And this sparkly turd HAS to have ice in her red wine
Sorry.
Not sorry.

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It was a good thing my fake eye lashing were so dazzlingly distracting
Because I forgot all the ‘top halves’ of my stage clothes
And had to go onstage with my sparkly pants, stripper heels
And the jumper (sweater) I’d been wearing all day
Holy bucks of Jesus (thanks Kerru) I was sweating my arse off

Also?
So completely and totally worth it
If I could bundle that Adelaide crowd up on a bus and take them with me everywhere
I so would
They were loud, they were listeners
And hooly dooly were they singers
Just fucking awesome
And such a brilliant end to the touradelaide2014
I’m already planning my return trip!

Next (after heading home and seeing my HUSBAND!!!) is Victoria, Tasmania, the Gympie Muster and Kallangur – starting next month

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Thanks RADelaide, and especially Lauren and Ads – you guys are the best xx

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