That was killer.
The Killers were playing a really tight, excellent set with favourites like 'Somebody Told Me', building, inevitably, to a crescendo of "their biggest hit Mr. Brightside".
Then what do you know? Right in the middle of it all, they played a Midnight Oil Song.
Way to do your homework and make an Aussie crowd happy, fellas.
The Killers cover Midnight Oil. This #AFLGF is epic and we haven't even had the bounce yet.— Michael Shillito (@tealfooty) 30 de setembro de 2017
I signed up for The Killers and got Midnight Oil. Lit. #AFLGF— 🐐 (@emayeteee) 30 de setembro de 2017
Way, also to sneak in a political message or two in a super-charged week in which the lead-up to Macklemore's performance at the NRL Grand Final has completely dominated the media.
The Killers with a Midnight Oil tune. A very non-political, vanilla, safe band. #AFLGF— Kyle Pollard (@KylePollard) 30 de setembro de 2017
Like many of the iconic Aussie rock act's songs, 'Forgotten Years' speaks to dispossession of Aboriginal land. This verse sums things up.
Our shoreline was never invaded, our country was never in flames
This is the calm we breathe, this is a feeling too strong to contain
Still it aches like tetanus, it reeks of politics
Signatures stained with tears, who can remember
We've got to remember
It reeks of politics indeed. Smelled pretty strongly of awesome, too.
Also awesome was this Mr Brightside race call (or whatever it was), by sports broadcaster Gerard Whateley. We like.