The Enz played Ballarat a few times, but the Hester show was quite an interesting one.
It was certainly bad timing for Molly Meldrum as the Frenz of the Enz club hired a bus to take members to this first show.
The thing that always amazed me was simply it was a good show, not a brilliant show, but a good show, and from memory THREE quite solid encores tended to show that the crowd wanted more. I played a tape of that gig recently and it sounds like a typical Enz show from the time. Quite a few "hits" were included but naturally having a new album the band would play a big chunk from that LP. I seemed to get the idea that Molly really wanted the Enz to do a greatest hits set which was kind of strange.
Neil basically thought his comments were total B.S. and said so, which I did admire him for..afterall Molly was the main person for the top music show.
The Venue was the Ballarat Civic Centre and our flyer for the show says December 1st.
The club also took bus loads of fans to the Bendigo show- which was in this massive tin shed- I kept thinking it was a sheep shed (some weird NZ joke going on here!!!) and that gig went off- my time I did the door, so I earnt my stripes as a door bitch in a shearing shed! yes you can imgaine the tour jokes for that. Nathan was excited because we had a full house plus and extra 200 people, sardined and everyone was dancing. A sheep shed all doing the pogo to I See Red!-Memories!I think Nathan was more excited that I tallied up all the door money correctly. Fun days and yeah Molly was wrong (again).