Despite scorching temperatures attendance at Mulwala Water Ski Club’s ninth annual Red Hot Summer last Saturday afternoon and evening proved to be the largest to date with 3,600 music fans singing, dancing and rock ‘n’ rolling.
Fans loved the on-stage performances of Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish.
Suzi and the rock bands gave their all in hot weather, with several bands’ members exhausted after their performances.
But all performers loved entertaining their fans, especially at a wonderful setting beside the ski club’s lagoon area.
“It was the most successful event we’ve had – record attendances and record bar sales,” a happy Chief Executive Officer Peter Duncan told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“It was fantastic, a real good event and the big crowd was well behaved in the heat.”
Organisers had measures in place to make it more comfortable in the 42 degrees Celsius temperature.
“There was a ‘misty tent’ and we also had had a big trailer with six ‘misty fans’,” the CEO said.
“And there were two water dispensing units which also proved very popular with the crowd.”
All performers were well received by the huge crowd, with Mr Duncan singling out the Adelaide-originated band The Angels.
“The Angels were extremely popular,” he said.
“I’d also like to acknowledge the work of the two footy clubs, Mulwala and Rennie who helped with bar sales and cleaning up. Their support was fantastic.”