I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s mad excited about this year’s Splendour in the Grass at Woodfordia, Queensland. The line-up is absolutely brilliant this year. My top picks: The Strokes, The Temper Trap, Mumford & Sons, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Delphic and Two Door Cinema Club. I hear that people are flying in to Australia just for the festival. Some are claiming that the line-up is bigger/better than this year’s Glastonbury. Imagine!
Tickets will be released in the next few days: 9AM, 6th May. I would expect that all 30,000 tickets will be sold out within the first couple of hours, no doubt. As with most big festivals, people will be camped out behind their computers half-an-hour before release time just to make sure they can get their grubby hands on a couple of those coveted $400 tickets.
Splendour just stirred things up by introducing a Twitter Ticket Hunt to the mix. They would be releasing location clues on @SITG on Twitter in the next few days. First person to figure out the clues and get to the location, wins a double pass! The first clue for Brisbane Splendour-ites was released just a couple of minutes ago:
Splendour in the Grass: Twitter Ticket Hunt
Looks like it’s going to be harder than I thought. Still, I’m excited for the Twitter Ticket Hunt to find its way to Melbourne. You can be sure I’ll be putting my riddle-solving skills to the test. Fingers and toes crossed!
I had to LOL at this article I came across a couple of days back: “Facebook speak: Teenagers create secret online language”. It’s the absolute truth! I do sometimes shamelessly participate in this “secret online language” within my circle of friends, just for kicks – I find it absolutely hilarious. I’m worried, though, that this makes me a “teenager”, as the article suggests? I shudder.
For me, it all started with I Can Has Cheezburger. Everything was misspelled on purpose, it drove me insane. It was all completely ridiculous, and ridiculous is funny. It’s no wonder these internet memes are flying around the Web faster than you can say “lolcats”!
Sorry if you don’t find it funny. I have a warped sense of humour. Damn you, lolcats for distracting me!
The article talks about youths creating new words to as code for sexual innuendos so that they won’t get called out by their parents/relatives/teachers/employers who might be their ‘friend’ on Facebook. I personally have not experienced this this – all my Facebook ‘friends’ are sensible enough to not share anything that’s worth code-naming on their walls. But sure, I won’t be surprise if it’s true. Youths seem to create new means of communicating with each other, especially on the internet. Perhaps they need it to that to create a boundary that separates them from other internet users that aren’t in-the-know? Perhaps by propagating the trend, it allows them to feel as though they are a part of this niche community that isn’t lost in the vastnet of the World Wide Web? I don’t think anyone can give a straight answer to that. Thoughts?