Posted in music | pictures on February 4, 2014

photos by Chris Graham

Arcade Fire / Hives / fans at Big Day Out, 1/19/2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

'Song 2' by Blur plays loudly over the P.A. right before Arcade Fire starts. Woo-hoo! Oh, how we laugh. Their twilight set is masterful. Ten musicians on stage throughout. A diverse range of material plucked from their four albums. Plenty of shiny stage props to look at. To me they've always felt like a band moments away from crashing and burning under the weight of their own pretension but their songs are just too damn good for it to matter. 'Reflektor', in particular, is a monster live: dramatic, immersive, surprising. They're afforded 90 minutes on stage and it's time well-spent, though newie 'We Exist' is pretty dreary. I get the sense that the players love the material as much as the crowd does - which might sound like a weird thing to say. But I find that most bands play to the audience, revelling in the mechanics of the performance itself, rather than playing for the fans and allowing some of that intangible 'magic' to rain down like so much glitter fired from cannons - [The Vine]
While we're in the depths of winter in North America, its prime summer festival season in Australia. The Big Day Out is one of Australia's premier music fests, and occurs in five cities over two weeks, kicking off at Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands on January 19, featuring Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, Deftones, The Hives, Mudhoney, Tame Impala and lots more. We've got a set of pictures from the Gold Coast show in this post.

More below...

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Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Violent Soho

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Loon Lake

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Blue Juice

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Portugal the Man

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Toro Y Moi

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

The Naked and the Famous

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Tame Impala

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

The Drones

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

The 1975

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Primus

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

The Hives

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Mudhoney

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Beady Eye

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Arcade Fire

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Vista Chino

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Pearl Jam

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Snoop Dogg

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Deftones

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Major Lazer

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

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Comments (15)

more tits in pic #6 please.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 11:44 PM

why do the hives dress like that? why does arcade fire dress like that? why does tame impala dress like that? why does australia dress like that?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 1:39 AM

Back in the land of the original GOOGA MOOGA!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 2:35 AM

The music is also a good act for the people to like the artist and his or her idea.

Posted by Feed the Children | February 5, 2014 2:45 AM

I miss summer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 3:02 AM

Even with all their instruments turned off, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still better than Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 9:23 AM

whites

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 9:38 AM

Is Arcade Fire not boring there because it's the southern hemisphere and it's summer instead of winter?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 10:23 AM

9:23 can't figure out which post to submit his stupid ass comment to.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 10:27 AM

Looks simple but most importantly, it looks fun.

What the fuck? Liam Gallagher meet the gym. Gym meet Liam. For fuck's sake.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 11:08 AM

water goes the other way

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 11:25 AM

I had wanted to see more of Blue Juice, now not so much

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 12:02 PM

Always nice to see Sergio Vega ripping it up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 4:28 PM

"We Exist" isn't dreary - that song freakin' rocks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 6:42 PM

We are just reflectors just reflecting pain and sorrow and joy and love
whatever falls on us

Posted by Nino | February 11, 2014 2:15 AM

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