While Coachella may represent the start of the North American Festival Season, the continent of Australia has truly kicked off the global festival season for the past two decades with Big Day Out. This week for the Bootleg Roundup, we take a look at five fan filmed videos from a land down under.
We start off our roundup with a smoking performance by Against Me! For the first time since Tom Gabel became Laura Jane Grace, the Florida based punkers are touring south of the equator. While we wait for Transgender Dysphoria Blues, enjoy this performance of White People For Peace from the Gold Coast show down below.
With record temps hitting Sydney for Big Day Out 2013, we promise you that we are not just sharing this clip of Sleigh Bells performing Infinity Guitars because of the short shorts worn by Alexis Krauss. We happen to like the song and as far as bootlegs of this extremely loud band goes, this is one of the better sounding ones. Check it out.
Ex Lives by Every Time I Die was one of our favorite metal albums of 2012. Sadly it seems as if Australia has yet to kick on to the catchy heavy metal jams from the brothers Buckley. Currently the lone video of the band down under on YouTube, watch a very small and underwhelming crowd brave the heat to enjoy this performance of Wanderlust.
Obligatory Childish Gambino festival appearance clip.
Finally we close this edition of the Bootleg Roundup with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The just announced headliners of Coachella are also serving as headliners for Big Day Out 2013. There is something truly magical about tens of thousands of Australians singing a love song to Los Angeles after battling brutal elements all day.