The Tote Hotel in Collingwood was packed out on June 13 for a gig raising funds for the No East-West Tunnel campaign. Over 10 bands played raising around $1400 for the cause.
Teenage Libido and Wet Lips kicked off the night tearing the crowd apart with heavy punk rock sounds. Highlights were The Primary, Sleep Decade and Laura MacFarlane from Ninetynine who played a solo set. Laura’s song No Tunnel was a definite crowd favourite.
Indie big band The Ocean Party carried the night to a close, with every one of the members getting up to sing a song.
Anthony Main from the Socialist Party got up to speak before the last act. He spoke of the need for investment in public transport as opposed to destructive private toll roads and called on people to get involved with the campaign.
He thanked everyone for donating their time and money and gave a special mention to Jules from the Primary who played a great role pulling the whole night together.
All those who attended had a great time, both enjoying the music, and contributing to a campaign that has helped put the issue of public transport right up on the political agenda.
By Corey Snoek