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Seymour by the sea!

13 Feb

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I was surprised today with a ticket to see Mark Seymour perform at the Deakin Waterfront Cafe during the afternoon. It was my first time at the venue seeing an artist I’ve had the pleasure catching many times before in Melbourne. A moment in the show got me thinking… Seymour mentioned that there was a man called Eddie in the audience who had come along with his family. Eddie had worked on the Westgate Bridge the day it collapsed and survived. He had met Seymour a few years back and is the subject of a song the singer composed called ‘Westgate.’ Eddie sat quietly with his wife and listened to the song and dutifully clapped at the completion. It made me wonder…what would it feel like to survive something like that and sit in an audience while somebody sings about your extraordinary day at work?
I used 360 Panorama for the shot. I particularly like the blasts of white light from the windows. A rare treat to see an artist like him on a bright Sunday afternoon just up the road.

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2 Comments

Posted by on February 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Seymour by the sea!

  1. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Wow what an afternoon. I often think about that Westgate disaster especially when in Melbourne surrounded by the amazing constructions with massive concrete blocks. Engineering has come such a long way but are we pushing the boundaries? I hope not.PS360 Panorama is great app 🙂

     
  2. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for the comment Lois. I concur with your observations. It reminds me of the lyric written by Cat Stevens now Yusuf Islam from the song "Where Do The Children Play?" :"Well you’ve cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air, will you keep on building higher ’til there’s no more room up there?"

     

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