Thousands of people poured onto Oxford Street Saturday Night for the yearly celebration of LGBT Pride Mardi Gras on Oxford Street, and whilst they were covered in various coloured glitter and partying it up on the streets and clubs I chose to head to Chinatown and see the last night of Flamingo’s National Tour (I still may of had glitter also). The last time I had seen the guys from Flamingo they were opening for The Kite String Tangle in Newcastle and I was blown away by their chilled out tropical indie-electro music. Six months later and the boys are flying high off the success of their “Drip Away” single and were ready to burn the house down at GoodGod.
Setting the standard for the night and bringing the awkward sway alive in the house was Brissy D.I.Y artist JOY. who despite only being seventeen has a soul to her performance beyond her years. Taking the stage standing behind her Macbook and Keyboard Joy. showered off her impressive pipes performing tracks from her debut mini EP “Stone” as well as some hidden gems and covers that left me in awe. Really when you put this girl on stage by herself in her sweatpants and crop top and just those pipes she takes you to a whole other place, it’s like some type of soul and texture that’s from another era just rise through her and leave you with your mind well and truly blown.
Flamingo we’re on fire on the GoodGod stage that night. When I had first seen the guys with TKST I was impressed with their quirky onstage antics and mellow vibes. When they took the stage in Sydney they were a completely newly evolved creatures, Flamingo has spread their wings and taken flight. Seeming to have grown and chiseled back the rough edges in their live show the guys seemed completely at home on stage (perhaps a little drunk) closing out their largest and most successful tour to date. Bringing with them the tropical vibes and laid back mellow grooves to the stage the guys put on a hell of an impressive show. Crowd favourites “I Know” and “Whistler” (a personal favourite) as well as their well deserving praised track “Drip Away” bought out the awkward shuffle and sway from everyone in the room, and even saw some quirky twitch like dancing from one guy at the back of the room. Pulling out all the stops and some impressive crowd interaction saw the entire room vibe off the energy the guys were bringing to GoodGod for the final night of the tour.