January 22

MOFO 2014

David Walsh

David Walsh

There’s many a repeat offender from the mainland that venture to Hobart in January for Mofo. It’s better than a standard family holiday at the beach but you find yourself needing a holiday from the Mofo holiday.

The unhinged mayhem that is Faux Mo, the official after party, is the final nail in the coffin. One night I accidently found myself in the Faux Mo green room (refer to documentary evidence of a new late night art form- Extreme Body Improv. These unscripted theatrics can end up in the Emergency Room, hence the excitement, but basically it’s when drunk people decide to throw their mates up onto or over their shoulders, just to see if they’re strong enough. Nailing the landing is the tricky bit. If it’s achieved without blood the audience erupts into relieved applause. I blame Extreme Body Improvisation on all those circus Tafe courses that are so popular now).

Ran into Beau McCafferty. Beau is another repeat Mofo offender. Beau’s mates made wagers on how long it would be before Beau found an excuse to get his gear off. It was Friday night when Beau discovered the Warholian silver foil lined shower area, with clear Perspex door, scented bath foam, running hot and cold water and fluffy towels. At Faux Mo they think of everything, even the often neglected Female Gaze.

If you haven’t already been to Mofo, do yourself a friggin favour. It’s a hectic way to start a year, seeing acts as good as Chris Thile, Punkasila, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Julie Ruin, Psycroptic and The Orb. But factor in some recovery time before you head back to your inbox.

Natalie Thomas

Beau takes a Faux Mo shower

Beau takes a Faux Mo shower

Beau McCafferty believes

Beau McCafferty believes

Barman in a jukebox

Barman in a jukebox

at the market

at the market

caterpillar

caterpillar

caterpillar and friend

caterpillar and friend

Aaron Manhattan

Aaron Manhattan

Alisha, Tricky and Mish

Alisha, Tricky and Mish

Arkestra

Arkestra

Catherine and Boz

Catherine and Boz

Cesar

Cesar

Chris Thile

Chris Thile

David Walsh (3)

David Walsh (3)

Fizzy and friend

Fizzy and friend

gaffer art (2)

gaffer art (2)

gaffer art

gaffer art

Goldfinger

Goldfinger

hens nite

hens nite

festival goer

festival goer

extreme body improv

extreme body improv

dots and flamingo glasses

dots and flamingo glasses

Dell Stewart, Hana Claude and Adam Cruickshank

Dell Stewart, Hana Claude and Adam Cruickshank

Hive

Hive

I'm ok you're ok

I’m ok you’re ok

James Brennan and friend

James Brennan and friend

Joey and Duckpond

Joey and Duckpond

Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna

Layla and Andrew

Layla and Andrew

The Julie Ruin

The Julie Ruin

what's that, up in the air

what’s that, up in the air

Nat and Brian Ritchie (photo by Maxine)

Nat and Brian Ritchie (photo by Maxine)

Michelle and Hannah.com

Michelle and Hannah.com

Marshall Allen

Marshall Allen

the female gaze

the female gaze

Spring and Cotti

Spring and Cotti

Shags and Sophia Brous

Shags and Sophia Brous

Richard Thomas and Aaron Manhattan

Richard Thomas and Aaron Manhattan

Punkasila

Punkasila

Psycroptic

Psycroptic

party goers

party goers

David Walsh (2)

David Walsh (2)