In a fascinating turn of events at The Brightside, local indie-funk-rock group, ‘Loose Change,’ have just ended their 25-minute set with loud yelling of ‘thank you, Brisbane!’ to a largely disinterested crowd.
It seems like the lead singer of Loose Change, Rory Worthington (22), has decided it appropriate to thank the city they’re playing in, despite the fact this is their fifth gig and they’ve literally only ever played within an 800m radius of The Brightside.
Loose Change, a band of three best mates from high school and one bassist that one of them met at uni (who’s a bit older, and it’s a bit weird) have spent the last month making a name for themselves as one of Brisbane’s top ten funk-influenced indie-dance-rock acts, second only to The Decibels and Mr Death’s Fun Time Band.
Triumphantly playing to audiences of at least seven at premier venues such as Rory’s backyard, Black Bear Lodge, and the pinnacle of music in Brisbane, Blute’s Bar, the reputation of Loose Change has been rapidly growing as ‘alright,’ ‘not bad,’ and ‘they’re all mates of mine, so I probably have to go.’
But surely those positive reactions will all change after this evening, where a needlessly bold thanks to Brisbane has forced audience members to realise that Loose Change may have lost their already loose grip on reality.
‘Seriously, who do they think they are?’ asked 18-year-old Liz Murray, the younger sister of Rory’s beleaguered girlfriend, Cat. ‘They’ve played The Brightside twice, and all of a sudden they’re fucking Phil Collins, thanking each city they’ve been in.’
‘God forbid they start thanking suburbs - if you’re playing The Triffid, there’s no need to thank Newstead.’
Loose Change have declined to comment, stating they’re too busy focusing on a jaunty, funky cover of Toto, by Africa.
Surely there’s no more to come.