A good time was had by all
RANDOM Sober Bobs have come out of the woodwork, volunteering to give drunk punters rides home from Darwin’s annual Bass in the Grass music festival.
The gig is sold out — buses will be pushing capacity and cabs will be in high demand.
So if you’re stranded for a ride and perhaps tempted to get behind the wheel, hold your horses and, for god’s sake, dial a good Samaritan! Get behind this community-minded idea. The people volunteering for the service aren’t weirdos; they are just tired of hearing about senseless road accident injuries and deaths.
Not to be a buzzkill, but if drinkers (and people taking mind-altering illicit substances) can remember that driving under the influence has a terrifyingly decent chance of seeing them land behind bars charged with someone’s death, maybe they would hesitate long enough to hit up a pseudo-mum for a ride home.
The other reason not to do it? The cops are going to be out en masse. How does no licence for a year sound? It’s not just drink or drug driving that needs to be discouraged. Probably don’t bring drugs into Bass. If your stash is sniffed out you could lose a fun day with your mates and gain some serious criminal charges or — if you’re U18 — an uncomfortable ride home with the cops and an awkward conversation with your parents.
Basically, peeps just need to have good festival etiquette. Try not to jump on anyone’s feet and if you’re super tall have a bit of compassion for the little people craning their necks behind you. In the spirit of the 1990s classroom-style Bass in the Grass safety video NT Police released this week, just don’t be a c**k.