Join us in the "First Class Lounge" and bask in the superior facilities including private bar's, amenities and stunning views of the main stage from the first class deck. Indulge in a selection of delectable canape's and cocktails as you watch your favourite artists perform live...When you fly Future Music first class we treat you like a rock star with first class service from the moment you enter the departure gates. This truly is the only way to fly.
I should have known from the invitation riddled with spelling mistakes and major grammatical errors that there were going to be big problems.
The 'First Class Lounge' at Future Music Festival was perhaps that of a budget airline that had been hijacked by a bunch of fashion PR bitches.
Drinks that you have to pay for yourself, soggy sandwiches (see picture below) and a melted cupcake are not 'delectable canapes and cocktails'.
Guests at the 'First Class Lounge' included Australia's Next Top Model graduates Demelza Reveley, Jordan Loukas, Tahnee Atkinson and Lola Van Vorst, former Miss Universe Australia Erin McNaught and hot theclub owner, Julian Tobias.
I'll let you work that one out for yourselves.
All I can say is firstly, I'm glad I wasn't one of those who had to pay for the 'privilege' of being in the first class lounge and secondly, I'm so glad I took a friend who has a great sense of humour and can make any situation fun.
The sad thing is that it was a really good layout. Having access to the 'First Class' areas meant that you were in a prime position to watch the fantastic lineup on the main stage. We were able to watch David Guetta, Stafford Brothers, The Prodigy and Franz Ferdinand in a relatively un-crowded space with available seating and the knowledge that we wouldn't get rained on; should the event arise.
There was also an attempt at 'perks'. A Toni & Guy stall had been set up with hairstylists doing people's hair (which was great given how windy and humid it was- lots of people needed touch ups) and my friend Angie got hers done in a beachy, voluminous side- pony in mere minutes which was a nice touch.
It's just a shame that you can be so mislead by an invitation to the point that you feel like you've possibly been directed to the wrong spot.
If there aren't "'delectable canapes and cocktails" on offer, then perhaps the person/people promising such things shouldn't do so in the first place and they should be even more understanding AND accommodating when someone calls their bluff.
But of course, there was the music.
I was most excited to see The Prodigy, Empire of the Sun, Franz Ferdinand, David Guetta and Spankrock (whom I only found out were playing about 10 minutes before their set began) and out of those I really only got to relax and enjoy David Guetta and Spankrock's whole sets.
Guetta, predictably, was a crowd pleaser playing his recent hits 'One Love', 'Sexy Bitch' and 'When love takes over' and Franz Ferdinand and The Prodigy were their usual energetic selves. Both of their sets sounded so perfect I thought they hadn't come on stage and that their tracks were just being played prior to them playing live. Crazy-good performers.
Unfortunately I missed out on seeing Empire of the Sun. The venue was so large and with so many good acts playing it all overlapped and was hard to get to everything at once. Duh.
I managed to get into the artist's backstage area, but that was when The Prodigy were on, so any action that might have been going on had pretty much died down.
They had a spa and a caravan in there.
I found $2.60 on the bed. And yes, I did keep it. Let's call it financial remuneration for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Singlet- Vintage tee cut into a singlet
Pants- Alistair Trung
Boots- Dolce & Gabbana
Bag- Dolce & Gabbana
Scarf- Vivienne Westwood
Sunglasses- Louis Vuitton
Edited to add: The event was covered in the Wentworth Courier, they gave it a decent review, so maybe I was totally wrong...it does seem a little copy and pasted from the invitation, though. Who knows?
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