KEITH T. DENNETT | New South | CONTACT
A sea of black skinny jeans and band tees are flooding cute parklands, racecourses and the Brisbane Showgrounds this weekend as JB Hi-Fi hosts its annual sales conference.
Off the back of a bumper year of iPhone and laptop sales, The Advocate understands JB Hi-Fi has invited its entire workforce to once again gather at Good Things festival, the punk/metal/hardcore extravaganza doing a tour of the east coast.
Boasting a line-up of Limp Bizkit, Bullet For My Valentine, a bunch of niche screamo bands and the fedora-friendly Fall Out Boy, the festival is providing the perfect conference entertainment for our nation’s AppleCare specialists.
With local acts like Slowly Slowly, Eskimo Joe, Spiderbait and Frenzal Rhomb also on the bill, festival organisers are expecting huge crowds of Vanns wearing music fans who love drawing funny little anime cartoons on ‘Staff Recommends’ stickers.
Speaking to festival organiser Penny Wiser (38), the Good Things x JB Hi-Fi partnership continues to be a hit for the retailer’s employees, who are just keen to enjoy trudging around in ripped denim, and not have to answer the questions of uppity Mums who want to buy their little toad child the latest drone for Christmas.
“We’ve had to shut down several stores this weekend as pretty much everyone is here, our Brisbane date sold out when we announced Limp Bizkit would play ‘Nookie’,” said Penny.
“We’ve got some new exhibits this year, we’ve set up a meet and greet so employees can get their in-store lanyard signed by the guys from Sepultura or Behemoth.”
“But we’re also going to shut off all grog sales after 8pm, or you can imagine the carnage that’ll spill out of this place once 15,000 stout drinking death metal fans from our back dock department hear ‘Rollin (Air Raid Vehicle)’.
More to come.