It was nice to see so many fans with video cameras when we played at the Switch off Hazelhood protest last month. Hazelwood power station is the most polluting power station in Australia.
At gigs, and even when we’re busking, people invariably take photos or videos. I always wonder where on earth those dodgy videos end up…
I can only presume these coppers were desperate to show their mates back at the station the awesome Lurkers gig they missed out on. Because if it was for ASIO, what the hell are they gonna do with a recording of The Lurkers playing Environmental Evangelism Makes no Friends?!
Then again, maybe they were genuinely afraid of the protesters. I know that nothing strikes fear into my heart quite like a papier mache globe.
There so many cops at the protest, they had to get creative about their modes of transport. We saw dirt bikes, helicopters, inflatable boats, 4WDs, horses.
In fact I think the only transport mode missing was the elegant bicycle. I guess that would have been too environmentally friendly for the occasion.
If you feel like doing something to save us all from the impending doom cause by climate change, join us at Climate Camp this weekend.
If we’re in luck, we might even get a few cops turing up to The Lurkers songwriting workshop this Friday. Cause nothing threatens the state quite like a rhyming couplet.