For an event like this, preparation is paramount and we’ve already talked to the festival’s director David Couri to catch a hint of some behind-the-scenes action. While that was well and good, we thought we’d enlist the help of an on-ground expert for some street level know-how.
Before embarking on your journey of enlightenment at Sydney Psych Fest, step into the hydrochloric mind of Jim Mitchell for 5 hot tips.
Common knowledge says that increased levels of fluid consumption are equal to increased levels of hydration. Personal experience also says that the consumption of roughly 10 cold vics is equal to “havin’ a good one”. Photographic evidence furthermore states that “havin’ a good one” may lead to the oral expulsion of viscous fluids.
Jim says: “have a good one…but don’t get juice on your boots.”
Preparation is key to any successful venture outside of the house, especially during daylight hours. Be sure to pack any necessary possessions, bric-a-brac, or personal items that are essential to comfort and feelings of belonging.
If you require medication, we suggest discretely concealing them upon your person, within orifices or within a carry case organised for appropriate hourly consumption.
In 2k17, it has become extremely important to wear clothing in public. Key aspects of clothing include hats and/or protective head wear. If you know that your head is prone to fragility, Jim suggests adopting a sturdy headpiece to avoid knocks and shocks to the brain.
Fun Fact: Headpiece will not guarantee removal of fragile thoughts.
Stay with friends
If you are lucky enough to have access to consistent levels of mutually positive human interaction, we suggest convincing said humans to accompany you to the event. Dark, sweaty band rooms may become lonely at times without the company of others.
Hot Tip: Voices heard inside one’s head may not be actual friends.
Get something to remember
If you have taken steps 1 and 2 too seriously, then you may begin to experience feelings of light-headedness, increased intoxication and forgetfulness. We suggest exploring the event site for a location providing “takeaway-memories.”
These memories may present themselves in the form of clothing, vinyl discs or cassette tapes in which you can use to remember what the fuck happened the day before.
Jim says: “buy some wax, dummy!”
And here’s the lineup in full:
Belles Will Ring
The Jim Mitchells
While you’re here, check out our feature on how to promote your band, featuring some sage advice from some of Australia’s best publicists.