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THE ROCKS WINDMILL: A HEAPS DECENT SHOWCASE

May 21, 2013

A couple of weeks back, Heaps Decent was asked by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority to host an event as part of their pop-up arts venue “The Rocks Windmill”, a 10 metre high rotating windmill, used to house a month of arts events in the name of sustainability (the windmill obviously being the ultimate icon for sustainability).

So we were met with the task of putting on another showcase and the Home Base crew were more than eager to get to finishing new material and rehearsing for the big event! Home Base has grown into a very supportive atmosphere, with all the guys pitching in to help each other out and turn this into something they are proud of and in turn, we’re proud of them!

The show went off without a hitch, amazing performances from all with notable first time inclusions from Jaybee from Key College and Frankie, who we met only the week before at a workshop at Casula Powerhouse!

You can perouse the whole gallery of images HERE

Kristy caught up with a couple of the performers after the show, check what they had to say about the whole experience:

FRANKIE

Name & Age: Frankie Beya, 16

Was this your first time performing? If not, where else have you performed? Yes it was!

What the the best thing about performing at The Rocks Windmill? The Windmill was mad and performing along side everyone else

…What was the scariest (or most nerve wrecking) thing about performing? You never know how the crowd will respond, but the louder the better!

What do you think you would do differently next time you get up to perform? Not eat a massive feed before hand..haha..

MAI

Name & Age: Mai, 15

Was this your first time performing? If not, where else have you performed? No, I have performed at 3 Heaps Decent shows, and also at Youth Day for Canterbury, Roselands Talent show

What the the best thing about performing at The Rocks Windmill? It was fun! And performing with lots of my friends

…What was the scariest (or most nerve wrecking) thing about performing? When you get up on the stage you heart is beating fast, but when people start cheer you forget about it and enjoy the show

What do you think you would do differently next time you get up to perform? I would like to perform more songs

JAYBEE

Name & Age: my real name is Jordan Brown but everyone knows me as Jaybee

Was this your first time performing? If not, where else have you performed? It was the first time I performed

What the the best thing about performing at The Rocks Windmill?  It was inside a windmill

…What was the scariest (or most nerve wrecking) thing about performing? The scariest bit was getting up on stage

What do you think you would do differently next time you get up to perform? More practice and a new song to sing