It was a beautiful day as we headed down to Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula - no sign of floods this way. Morning Star Estate is a beautiful venue, and has a great vibe. Little did we know how sad the day would turn out to be,
Thirsty Merc had a good one today and once they came off they were down to the merchandise desk to do their signing. Merchandise today was stuck down in the corner, a bit out of sight. Jimmy headed down there to do a signing too before Noiseworks came on. Jon dedicated Take Me Back to “those who have passed before us.” We all thought he was referring to Harvey James who had recently passed away. Little did we know it was for Cold Chisel drummer, Steve Prestwich too.
I don’t know how Jimmy managed to put on such an awesome performance after learning of Steve’s death shortly before coming on, it must have been so hard for him.
Jimmy did not look his usual bright self but he gave it his all and no one would have guessed what was going on. Gary Pinto joined Jimmy in an extremely emotional dedication to Steve with his infamous song, When The War Is Over. Jimmy and Gary both had tears in their eyes the whole way through.
It was a great gig, with Dario’s bass loud and clear. All gave it everything they had on such an emotional and sad day. Well done everyone, especially Jimmy.
A day we will not forget.