What Gladys Berejiklian & her tribe will learn at UP DOWN this weekend

In case you missed it, the fate of the music festival NSW is in dire distress. This is as a result of many things. The NSW Police for one (did you read the account of the young woman who was strip searched at a Sydney festival without any proof, rhyme or reason that she was in the possession of or had taken any drugs?), a myriad of red tape issues oh and politics. Specifically Gladys ‘bae’ Berejiklian, the NSW Premier’s politics.

There has been a lot of bad blood between the powers that be and those who really just wanna have fun and give a great party in return aka the festival organisers (RIP Mountain Sounds for example). There have been protests and outrage and anger and frustration but… one festival team are taking a different approach.

The amazing peeps behind Up Down festival have offered Gladys bae a bloody free ticket. That’s right, a free god damn ticket to the god damn festival and how great is that? Not only that, but she can also choose to take 10 of her very best pals along with her.

So what can she expect you ask? The typical festival experience, I guess. A magical wonderland where people can take a red hot minute away from their daily and perhaps boring mundane lives and have a bit of fun ya know? Sounds like Gladys to a T really.

Why can’t we give festivals a chance? Maybe Gladys bae is just a little worried she might have a great time? Maybe she’s also worried that she might have too good of a time? Although perhaps if she introduced pill testing like the good citizen we hope she is, she needn’t be so worried.

Because see… there is no typical festival experience, didn’t you know? (Gladys surely doesn’t) So I for one would love it if Gladys put aside her pride and attended the festival. It would actually go a long way to change her Dumbridge-esque image. So go on Gladys, come and hang out, have a dank and put your hands in the air like you just don’t care, for once in your life.

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.

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