The Blurst Q&A Ever: Babaganouj To celebrate The Blurst of Times Festival’s first Melbourne date this Sunday, we asked a handful of bands on the lineup to answer a few (mostly) relevant questions. Charles and Harriette from Babagnouj were happy to oblige and so here is the first instalment of our Blurst Q&A Ever! How does it feel to be playing the inaugural Melbourne leg of the Blurst of Times? Charles – It feels good! I didn’t get to go to the previous Blurst of Times in Brisbane because I was away somewhere doing something apparently more important. Which do you prefer: boutique or fullblown festival? Harriette – Boutique, because it’s easier to see the stage. Charles – But fullblown festivals let you drink the finest moderately priced mid-strength beer so maybe that’s a better option? What was your first festival as a punter? And as a band? Charles – Livid. I think it was the last Livid ever. I probably had cargo shorts and a wallet chain. The Living End played I think. Harriette – Sounds of Spring in like ’08? The Red Paintings played, who Jack our drummer used to roadie for. Who are you most thrilled to be sharing the stage with? Charles – The Hard Ons, I dunno if we’re sharing a stage with us, but they are great. They have this song called ‘There Goes One Of The Creeps Who Hassled My Girlfriend’ which I relate to. What are your thoughts on crowd surfing at shows? There’s been a pretty big kerfuffle about it recently. Harriette – I’d be too scared that noone would catch me to do it myself. Charles – I think people maybe need to be more concerned about each other at shows. No one crowd surfs at our show anyway cuz we’re so wussy. Favourite modern punk band? Charles – Title Fight. I dunno if they’re considered cool or not, but they have a good production ethos and good songs. What’s your favourite Simpsons quote? Harriette – “All this computer hacking is making me thirsty. I think I’ll order a Tab *presses tab key*” Charles – I wasn’t allowed to watch the Simpsons. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.