SLAM Rally

I know it’s only rock and roll, but I like it.

Thousands of people took to the streets yesterday to protest changes to liquor licensing law in Victoria that penalise live music venues. Given that it seems like half of Melbourne went to see AC DC in concert last week it does seem a little daft on the part of the state government to take a swing at something so beloved in an election year. Live music makes for a loud scapegoat.

To those who don’t know me I look like I’m about twelve so I couldn’t bluff my way past the police to the press area – that’s why it’s mainly faces in the crowd.

But that’s alright because the Herald Sun managed to make a protest of 20 thousand people an aside in an article about Missy Higgins losing her shoes. You can also watch a video on the site where ‘fans tell us why huge crowds gathered in Melbourne to protest live music laws’ [sic]. Tremendous journalism. Heaven forbid the press might tell us why huge crowds gathered in Melbourne to protest.

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