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Troye Sivan’s Blue Neighbourhood Tour comes to Melbourne

Troye Sivan

A spectacular night filled with rainbows, glitter, pride, and many emotions is what itโ€™s like to be watching Troye Sivan perform live. The venue was Margaret Court Arena, which was fairly large but still small enough to have a great view from wherever you were standing or seated.

Opening the show was the wonderful Nicole Millar, you may have heard her voice on Peking Duck’s track High. Following Nicoleโ€™s stellar performance was Tyde Levi who helped pump up the crowd with an incredibly loud DJ set.

Troye Sivan

Even if you’re unfamiliar with Troye Sivan I have no doubt that at some point during your day, maybe in your car, you’ve heard one of his recent singles – Youth or Wild. Troye’s set list started off with Bite, which, if I’m being completely honest, I wouldn’t have picked as the opening track, however it seemed to work and the crowd responded really well to it.

Some songs that were performed and received exceptionally well include, Fools, Wild, Youth, and my personal favourite Heaven. During Heaven the stage was flooded with rainbow coloured lights and beforehand Troye gave a speech on how lovely and supportive everyone in his life was when he came out as gay 6 years ago.

Only FOOLS fall for you. #troyesivan#troyesivanlyrics#melbourne#blueneighbourhood

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The best part of the whole night was how most of the crowd were waving pride flags or had glitter on their faces. This was the result of a tweet that Troye had sent out two days before. What an amazing and wonderful thing the Internet can be.

Would I pay good money just to experience that all again? HELL YES! I would very much recommend to everyone that you should see the talented Troye from Perth at least one time, or to even just give his album Blue Neighbourhood a listen.

Demazzi’s Stonegrill Restaurant Review

Demazzi's Stonegrill

Picture this: Itโ€™s a Saturday afternoon, you’ve been home all day doing your weekly chores and you want to go out but you haven’t made plans with any friends, what do you do? You go out to the local cafe or restaurant of course! Essendon based restaurant, Demazzi’s Stonegrill is perfect for spending one of those casual afternoons or nights with a couple of friends.

The way the food comes presented is spectacular. There will definitely be a couple of Instagram worthy moments here. Turnaround time from ordering to serving the food was between 10 to 15 minutes which is especially good if you’re so hungry that your stomach’s grumbling! The average price of a main dish is around $20 to $40, which is good for the quantity and the quality of the food you are receiving.

The unique thing about this restaurant is that there’s a section in the menu where you can pick a type of meat and have it cook right in front of you on a hot piece of stone. Whether you’re craving red meat, chicken or fish, you can have it cooked right in front of you on your plate. This comes with two sides, your choice of, fries, salad, veggies or fried rice. There are also vegetarian options here.

Eye fillet on the stonegrill w/ veggies & kifler potatoes ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜…

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Other notable menu items are the Grilled Salmon on Moroccan couscous & chick peas w mango chutney, if you’re after just a light dish, or even the Gnocchi lightly pan fried in burnt butter & pesto sauce w pumpkin onion & spinach, if you were after a really satisfying pasta dish.

If you find you still have enough room for dessert, and let’s face it everyone has room for dessert, then you’re in for a treat. You can either go for a dessert burger or a milkshake, both beautiful enough to share on Instagram. If you do share these incredible creations and you tag #demazzi and #melbournefood, you could win one of their monthly giveaways. Everyone loves to win anything for something as simple taking a snap of your food.

Nutella burger from @demazzi_essendon ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”

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Demazzi’s Stonegrill offers a casual meal that is both delicious and aesthetically appealing, served by friendly staff. If you’re thinking of going in large groups of more than six it is best to book ahead of time.

Demazzi’s Stonegrill

4/1142 Mount Alexander Road,

Essendon VIC 3040

Telephone: (03) 9379 5544

Instagram: http://instagram.com/demazzi_essendon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Demazzi-Melbourne-222320091164240/

Triple Treat Tour a Sweet Success

On the 29th of May during what most would consider a lazy Sunday afternoon the Rubix Warehouse, a small venue in Brunswick, held the Melbourne date of the Triple Treat Tour. Rubix Warehouse is a great example of Brunswick having hidden gems, because even if you live around here, youโ€™d probably never know this place even existed.

Triple Treat Tour

So onto the gig itself;

Set The Score, a pop punk band from Melbourne, had the honour of opening the show. They started bringing the venue to life with their contagious tunes as everyone was rolling in through the doors. If pop punk is your kind of thing their most recent EP is available for free on their bandcamp.

Set The Score Triple Treat Tour
Set The Score, Photo by specsometina

Marcelo is just one guy and a guitar, but what an amazing voice he has. Listening to him sing was just made you feel so calm, even after being on a high bouncing to the previous band. If youโ€™ve never heard of Marcelo, you should check out his song Hide and Seek.

Marcelo, Triple Treat Tour
Marcelo, Photo by specsometina

Drawing North, a band hailing from Canberra, were next to bring their pop songs to the stage. Having played festivals such as Vans Warped Tour Australia and Groovin The Moo they clearly knew what they were doing on the stage. Their songs are full of cool synths and catchy lyrics, bringing the energy levels of the venue back up. If you only listen to one of their songs it should be Save Your Love, which is available on iTunes or Spotify.

Drawing North, Triple Treat Tour
Drawing North, Photo by specsometina

Forever Ends Here, a pop rock band from Sydney, were to finish off the afternoon with some of their most popular songs and even treated (get it?) the audience to a new unreleased song. Most of the audience having come to see this band meant that there were a lot more people singing (or more like shouting) their lyrics as loud as possible. In their set they sang a couple of covers. One of them was Youth by Troye Sivan, which was definitely the stand out, that is until they got to singing the song they first covered as a band which was Nicki Minaj’s Starships, and the venue just went off. I would recommend you checking out their song Send Me Crazy.

Forever Ends Here, Triple Treat Tour
Forever Ends Here, Photo by specsometina

So that was my Sunday afternoon spent in a hidden venue in Brunswick with great friends and great music. If youโ€™re interested in going to any event at Rubix Warehouse they have things going on most weekends.

Check out the website here for events they have going on: www.rubixfunhouse.com