Terang is a small town in south-west Victoria. It might have looked a little sleepy last Saturday afternoon but appearances can be deceptive.
In the restored old courthouse a photography exhibition by Em Jensen was being installed.
Up and down the quiet main street three women in fluorescent wigs were dancing to the toots of passing drivers. A flash mob trio, more accustomed to the busier streets of Melbourne.
And in The Commercial Hotel, Stereo Stories was getting ready to hang up the ‘house-full’ sign.
We played to 50 people – nearly all new to the show – in the back room of the pub. A tiny stage. A BYO sound system. An audience seated on couches, chairs, stools, at tables.
The show came about through the connections of band members Zoë Krupka and Stephen Andrew. The duo presented stories of their own, and along with fellow musicians Peter Maskell, Chris Phillips, Laura Sheridan and Julie Merritt, backed stories by Smokie Dawson and Jock Serong.
Thank you, Zoë and Stephen. Thank you, Terang.