Hot dog tosser a hard act to beat
BIRDS of Tokyo star Adam Spark had a hot dog-hurling hissy fit at a major music festival and warned haters not to call his band soft. The Birds, from Perth, are one of the most popular bands in Australia. Their latest album, March Fires, including the hit Lanterns, went to No. 1. But as the Birds prepares to play at the sold-out Splendour In The Grass Festival, Spark recalled his worst evergig. It was at another unnamed festival. ‘‘We got to the gig and there was no food,’’ says Spark. ‘‘There was five bottles of water for us and our six crew. Then we were given three hot dog tokens for 12 people. By the time I got to the hot dog stand they’d run out of buns. I just lost it. I threw a wet hot dog across all these people into a building.’’ These days, Birds launch singalong anthems. But it caused online haters to label the band as soft. Spark says: ‘‘We want to sing with people. We want to have those moments. But we’re completely off the negative comments. Whatever. We know what we’re doing and where we’re going. We are working on new songs and they are not soft.
Birds of Tokyo report Gold Coast Eye in The Gold Coast Bulletin on Saturday.
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Birds of Tokyo, Empire Of The Sun, Mumford And Sons, and others play Splendour in the Grass at North Byron Parklands from July 26-28.
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