Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 1 2013 By Ron Hailes

As much as I love live music I had never been to as festival before yesterday.

Thanks to a couple of friends making the suggestion I went along to Day 1 at Bluesfest. What a fantastic experience, the minute you arrive you feel the buzz in the air with the massive tents, food vendors, shops and thousands of people just wanting have fun. I was lucky to have my friend's Helen and Ian to guide me, as unlike me, they were far from Bluesfest virgins and we managed to see a lot of music in a short time.

First up, direct from New Orleans Trombone Shorty, yes he is short and he plays the trombone, what a power packed act. Next up Robert Cray who was amazing, I then took in a little of Joan Armatrading, managed to hear 3 hits before heading back to Robert Cray. Next up tried to have a look at Rodrguez but just to crowded to get in, so over to The Tedeschi Trucks Band, any band with two drummers get my vote. Jason Mraz wasn't on my list but I went and caught four or five songs and was glad I did. My day at Bluesfest was nearly over except for one act and that act was "Baby did a Bad Bad thing" Chris Isaak, my day could not have ended in a better way. I had a fantastic day and am feeling the pain in this old body today, but worth every bit of it.

in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia


I am a sometimes writer, stand up comic ,MC and Radio Presenter- these are my passions but I normally travel throughout SE Asia training sales and management staff in the Auto Industry

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