Show notes, links, music and other stuff for Ep 11: The Big Day Out.
This episode is called Come As You Are, which is of course a Nirvana song. I had so many ideas for titles for this one, but settled on something that would speak to the people who turned up over the bands who played.
The first Big Day Out was covered by journalists, covered by Triple J, filmed by MTV. It’s crazy there’s no documentary or book about the festival. I can only assume the people at the top didn’t want to talk, or didn’t have time to stop to talk.
An incredible snapshot of the first day, with crowd footage, interviews with bands and more.
Here is the full, epic, Nirvana Big Day Out set.
Here’s the Big Day Out 1992 compilation – if there was one. Pretty close to being the soundtrack to Just Ace Season 1 really.
Sophie Howarth‘s photo book Peace Love And Brown Rice is a great history of the Big Day Out.
The other book, which should have been with us by now, was the one written by BDO founder Ken West. Sadly, he died earlier this year. He had apparently completed a book before his death and he put up chapters on his website. They make for fantastic reading.