I just saw The 1975 in Melbourne and it was pretty insane. I got there at like 1:30 and the line went all the way down the street and around the corner. Doors opened at 3:30 and I got in around 4. I had a pretty decent view - mostly of Ross and Matty and when I could see George he was making the drumming faces and it was one of the best things I’ve ever seen I think. I was so out of it to begin with tbh. I’d been waiting in line for a while and I wasn’t sure if the floor was moving slightly or what and it took me a couple of minutes to register it was actually happening. I’ve never been to a concert like this so I was not prepared for how loud the screaming would be. Idk everything sounded a little muffled and weird?? Like that it was distorted or maybe my ears just went funny.
Two (I think?) people fainted - they stopped a little bit into Pressure and told everyone to be quiet because a girl had passed out, and later on during Girls some paramedics passed by me to the exit and there was an ambulance out front.
A couple of phones got chucked on stage as well as lollies and Matty put on a jersey he’d been given hahah. He asked people to stop with the phones, though, and to be careful with each other. I wasn’t right at the front, more in the middle and off the side so nobody in in the crowd pushed much.
The picture above was during Me - the “everybody turn the light on your phone if you’ve got it” bit, which is after the “put your fuckin phone away, just for this song” request.
I hope those people were okay. The whole thing is kind of a blur and it doesn’t feel like it really happened.