My most fave thing of Saturday night’s Darren Hayes concert? How happy he was to perform. Glorious. Joyous. Generous 🌈
Big smile, bouncing curls, so energetic. He was as excited to be there as we were in the audience. It’s so wonderful to see someone I love so much look completely at ease and in their element.
Darren performed so many classics – it was 1997-2000 nostalgia. (My body is not like it was then, though. So sore and tired today.) He really is one of Australia’s best singer songwriters. That voice. Those lyrics that have comforted me for more than half of my life.
The band was brilliant too – featuring Karl Lewis and Lee Novak from the original Savage Garden band; plus Trevor Yasuda on guitar; and backing vocals and dancing from Sharon Muscat; Madeleine Coghlan and Virna Sanzone.
My highlights were: I Want You, To the Moon and Back, Crash and Burn, Two Beds and a Coffee Machine, I Don’t Know You Anymore, Dublin Sky, Casey, and All You Pretty Things.
We were lucky to get tickets to the soundcheck too, where Darren rehearsed two songs and answered fans’ questions. It was lovely.
I went with one of my closest friends, Linda, and we saw old friends and made new friends there too.
Thank you for playing, Darren. I’m so happy you’re happy. See you again in Sydney.
Some videos from the concert are here, snippets for Twitter.