Last Wednesday night, AUSA held their annual O-Week concert at the new home of Spark Arena. Leaving behind Albert Park – and the free Nandos vouchers 🙁 – The O Week concert was an absolute fresher frenzy with scattered second, third and fourth years absolutely paralysed with fear at the drunken first year mess unfolding. The Katayanagi Twins opened the night with a DJ set that set the crowd off. Christchurch based Mako Road followed them with their surf rock vibes and live set. Drax Project at 8pm got the crowd going with their universally adored Kiwi classics – playing a set of their popular hits and covers including ‘Woke Up Late’ and ‘Cry Me A River’. As Peking Duk came on at 9:20pm, the arena was largely full (minus the missing first year’s who had passed out by this point). Seeing Peking Duk DJ is always an incredible set and the duo mixed a fantastic set.
Spark Arena proved to be a great venue for the O Week concert this year and the night was definitely a success – despite the lack of free Peri Peri Chips as per previous iterations – . Despite feeling relatively ancient as a fourth year, both Drax and Peking were well worth the ticket. Shout out to the lads in front of me who were looking to score gear throughout Drax Project’s set. Whether it’s a Party in the Park or in the Spark, the O Week concert is always a must do in the UoA Social Calendar.
9/10: A Party that was indeed in Spark Arena