Stop number two of three on this Australian trip was in Melbourne. Specifically just off Victoria Street in Carlton, which was a good base.
It started with a busy few days and ended with a weekend off and a chance to catch up on the footage gathered so far.
It was (just as in Brisbane) particularly handy for the gig venue that The Wedding Present played; Bella Union. Housed in a fine old building with a long history of worker's trade unions, the place was packed for a 'George Best' special show on night one and then a mixed set combining old and new material on night two.
With the band playing two nights there was even a chance to watch as a fan on the second night, which was a nice bonus. Especially as it followed a particularly fine pre-gig meal thanks to some expert local knowledge within the band.
Lots more interviews were filmed in Melbourne and some further band footage too. Met a lot of good people during this time and thanks, as ever, to the fans who spoke on camera and shared their passion and memories.
Special thanks go to Jamie for his interview but also for his hospitality and the MCG experience that afforded a rare chance to relax at the end of the stay in Melbourne.
With this update coming a little late there will be a final sign off from Sydney, where the documentary caught up with a certain bassist, to follow pretty soon. Then it's back to the UK to continue filming...