The band was back together again. After a break of nearly 10 years from the band, Alana Skyring was back on drums with The Grates for a triumphant gig at the Factory.
The joy on her face during the gig reflected that of everyone who was lucky enough to be there to witness the performance. Kicking off with ‘Science is Golden’ from Gravity Won’t Get You High, the high-tempo show surpassed it’s lofty expectations.
The look of bewilderment and amusement on Alana and John’s faces when Patience went crowd-surfing after the show had finished was priceless. Hopefully it won’t be such a long wait until they next return to Sydney.
They were well supported by Spit Chewy from Wollongong, and Fritz from Newcastle.
Bruce Baker was there to capture some of the highlights.