Gig/Concert: John Waters (actor, filmmaker and all-round influential pop cult icon)
Venue: Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Date: 27 February 2010
Headliners: John Waters
In one word: Dapper
Now I know we’re a music website and all that but you just can’t escape the filthy influence of Baltimore’s own John Waters on popular culture; his work on the musical Hairspray could be a loose starting point (or excuse) but I’ll be honest; his films are just brilliant.
As eloquent and dapper as you’d come to imagine the things coming out of his mouth were, it was certainly the opposite where he talked about disabled children, fat gay culture (known as bears), drugs and shop lifting (and suing security guards) with his pal Devine.
It was definitely a treat seeing a legend of cinema in my town and led me to the conclusion that I’ll be going out and buying all the films I’m yet to see and books I’m yet to read. The guy’s a twisted weirdo and didn’t fail to deliver the sickness that was promised.
Massive thanks to Maggie Gerrand for great seats and the opportunity to see an absolute legend.
© Danny Crombie, Music Vice