On Saturday I travelled to a small Western Australian town called Katanning for ‘Saltbush.’
From the Media Release I wrote for the organisers: Saltbush Youth Festival is presented by YFC Australia and 98 Five Sonshine FM and run by a group of volunteers concerned about the youth of our state. Saltbush is a drug and alcohol free weekend, featuring music from local and interstate bands. The organisers feel that our young people have a right to celebrate the end of exams and the start of a new stage in their lives, but they want them to have an awesome time without the excesses so often associated with such celebrations.
Coordinator, Erik Olsen, believes in giving young people a weekend that they’ll remember. “It should be a time of celebration but many schoolies can only remember the partying that ended their school years through a drink or drug induced haze. It’s great to cut loose but a few days of binge drinking, substance abuse and casual relationships can create many years of regret. We’re encouraging young people to make healthy lifestyle choices.”
I was one of two MCs on the main stage for the Saturday night concert and then for the Sunday morning ‘Recovery Service.’
The whole event made me feel old. Watching 1000 people half my age having the time of their lives was great, but it wore me out.
It was a great event and although numbers were down on last year, it was an real credit to the huge team that organised and staged the event.Do you think some of your friends would enjoy reading Where Did My Weekend Go?? Please use the buttons below to share the post. Thanks. 🙂