Butterfly Effect floats into town

THE room was dark as the crowd waited. Then they appeared.

The Butterfly Effect started the set with gusto, to screaming fans dressed in plenty of black as they played their first Australian show since October.

When the band kicked off the show with Window and the Watcher, the crowd got into the action, with a mosh pit quickly forming at the front of the stage, Backroom at the Great Northern.

While the crowd moshed along to some of their biggest hits, including one rather enthusiastic dancer who definitely had the right moves, lead singer Clint Boge performed with every sinew of his body.

His face was often contorted with strong emotion as he belted out each song with soaring vocals.

The rest of the band, drummer Ben Hall, bass player and backing vocalist Glenn Esmond, and guitarist Kurt ‘K Flirty’ Goedhart, ensured their trademark emo-rock took over the room.

Water was thrown over the mosh pit, and people on the outskirts swayed along to the beat as songs such as In These Hands and Everybody Runs lit up the night.

Local fans and tourists alike were impressed with the gig, with ‘himynameis rob’ even posting his event experience on the band’s myspace page.

“Hey boys, you guys were insane last night in Byron,” he said.

“Seriously, that was the best set-list I have ever seen you’s (sic) play. Nothing like playing Perception Twin as an encore to send the crowd off!”

Overall the show in the Backroom at the Great Northern was a great warm-up to New Year’s celebrations.

– Amanda Sproule



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