Hot dog tosser a hard act to beat

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

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.

–NUI TE KOHA

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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