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How to not be a dickhead at music festivals
Summer festival season is all about enjoying yourself outdoors and letting loose with your mates. Here’s how to do it without being a knob. 1. Be a person of substance Drugs and alcohol are the sustenance of choice at music festivals, let’s be honest. But, use your noggin when attempting to guzzle either in a public forum. Research your legal rights up the wazoo before you enter festival season, police and sniffer dogs are always present and never not-watching, and there are a lot of ways you can avoid being harangued without breaking the law. And, of course, drug-related deaths at festivals are real and you should exercise utmost care for yourself and those around you. Don’t be afraid to go to a medical tent if you have to and be honest, they’re there to help you – not to dob on you. Being responsible is easy if you binge on Brown Cardigan videos before you get festival festy: the cautionary AV library of our time is perfect for demonstrating what you actually look like when, say, you’re vertically flapping around in the mud or drunkenly mashing an ice cream into your face. Remember, everyone’s phone has a camera on it. "Yeeeeah we're da mud boiz, mud boys 5evaaa" 2. Stress about your dress For many, music festivals are the perfect opportunity to wear something wacky and ostentatious. Fine. What isn’t fine, in this year of our lord 2017, is wearing traditional costuming from a culture that isn’t yours. First Nations people have been politely pl
Deadly songs about Australia
From the infectious pop of Jessica Mauboy to the hard-hitting activism of Dispossessed, contemporary Indigenous musicians have permeated the Australian music industry with unmistakeable sounds and cultural impact. Many of the songs heralded as ‘Ozzie Anthems’ are written by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and many of those songs also convey the political, social and historical injustices of our country’s history. This month, with guest editor Emily Nicol, Time Out wanted to celebrate the richness and diversity of Indigenous Australia through the locals who live and work here and interviewed 23 Deadly Sydneysiders. We also wanted to dive into the vitality of Indigenous music. So, what makes a song ‘deadly’? We asked some of our deadliest musicians and performers to nominate ones they believe make the cut.