" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 17, 2014

Sweet Concert On Wednesday Night

The very first album I ever bought was this one and I played it to death.
Wednesday night I got to meet one of my childhood heroes,
Andy Scott and hear some of the songs he was a part of from the 70's onwards.
Andy Scott with the bloke who was sitting in front of me in the hall.
Pete Lincoln signing my CDs and then on up to Andy Scott.
Andy Scott with pen at the ready.
The beer I had at the bar before I went in.
My Wife's Bitter.  And yes she really is, too.
This is the bar (pictured above) I saw a dwarf/little person 
(whatever the PC term is now) make a fool out of me in front of my kids years ago when we saw Nancy Cartwright here.
The tables have since changed, but the layout is still pretty much the same.
I wrote about this bar and the astronomical odds of this happening in this old post of mine -
"I took my two boys to see Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) at the Brisbane Concert Hall at Southbank, when Nancy toured Australia years ago.
We were waiting outside in the foyer for the doors to open, our backs to a glass wall. 
There were about twenty bar tables scattered throughout the foyer where you could rest your beer/wine glass and snacks on.
The tables featured a round top attached to a pole and underneath was a smaller round table about half way down where you could put your bag, I guess?

My youngest son, who was about 11 at the time, asked me what the smaller table was for. 
I thought I would be funny and told him that it was for dwarfs to rest their beer glasses on, as they were too short to reach the real table top.
This seemed to satisfy his curiosity and we just continued to wait for the doors to open.
About five minutes later (and I swear my son’s/sun’s lives on this), a dwarf came along and placed a beer glass on the exact table my son had pointed out, not on the little table underneath, but on top of the real tabletop. 
I looked at my boys with pleading eyes not to say a word.
I know people reading this comment will think that the little fellow must have been around before I made the remark, but I can assure you that wasn’t the case. 
The odds of this happening must be trillions to one, as I hadn’t seen a dwarf in real life for about ten years at the time, and I haven’t seen one since. 
Out of all the “coincidences” in my life this one is my favourite."
That post is linked here - 
Life's Too Short ... But Here's a Big Little Sync About It ;-)
The picture above was a piece of artwork hanging on the wall that I thought would make a good screen saver for my computer.
Inside the concert hall.
The view from my seat 33, O. Yes, 33 degrees for you conspiracy buffs;-)
"The Sweet" 2014 version.
I found out when I left the last track (#13, Peppermint Twist) keep playing after about five, or six minutes ... maybe more, of silence, a bonus track comes on, which is not mentioned on the cover of the CD. 
One for Christmas time.
Great night and it really brought back some Sweet long forgotten childhood memories.


  1. Glam rock - so did you have the outfits as well in the 70s?!

    A bit of nostalgia is good, glad you had a great night.

  2. Not the outfits,just the hair.
    But I could never grow mine that long,as it tended to curl outwards instead of down.

  3. How the hell did I miss this weird story about the dwarves? That's a good one - and truly strange, Daz.

  4. I read that though Fox On The Run went to number 1 in the Australian charts it only made number 2 in the UK.