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BDO sacks contractor forurging girls to “get emout”

Organisers of the Big Day Out have sacked a “rogue” contractor following complaints of inappropriate messages flashed up on the big screen.

The messages were allegedly posted on the Orange Stage screen during Vampire Weekend’s performance at the Gold Coast leg of the event on Sunday. According to punter Sophie Wright they encouraged females to “publicly expose themselves to a few thousand people on the big screen with ‘get em out’”. “What a fantastic display of respect for young women and Vampire Weekend, and a true example to set to your male punters,” Wright posted on Facebook.

In response, Big Day Out have issued a statement saying the messages were posted by an external contractor whose conduct was not endorsed by organisers of the event. “Big Day Out deplores the actions of the rogue contract technician who took over the running of the messaging on the main stage screen,” the statement read. “The individual was employed by an external supplier. The content on this screen was not endorsed by Big Day Out. Big Day Out does not support the sexualisation of any of our audience, whether male or female. The individual has been identified and has been replaced. We expect respectful behaviour at our festivals.”

Meanwhile, angry fans have taken to the Big Day Out’s Facebook page to complain about sound issues during the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ closing set on the Blue Stage at the Gold Coast event. “It sounded like someone had a cd playing in the background,” wrote one irate punter. “If it was due to noise restrictions why not move the entire festival forward an hour … How did Chili Peppers feel about thousands of angry fans chanting ‘turn it up’.”

Organisers have yet to respond.

The Big Day Out continues this Friday (January 25) at the Showgrounds in Adelaide. Acts performing include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Animal Collective, Bands Of Horses and Vampire Weekend.

Big Day Out 2013 dates:

Friday, January 25 – Showgrounds, Adelaide
Saturday, January 26 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Monday, January 28 – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth

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berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

Someone should have told the poor guys that the chili's weren't having tech issues. they just sound that crap.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

haha it's like reading into the future.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

apparently they were like fiteen there was a huge post on the bdo wall that got deleted, i think some of you might know the sophie girl who did the wall post in question, either way the system works.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

Tits out for the lads

crob

crob said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

would be interested to know what independent company he was working for...

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

sounds like something from x men

billymumphrey

billymumphrey said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

if i was sophie, i'd be more concerned about admitting, on a public forum, to going to see vampire weekend of my own free will...

Oflick

Oflick said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

I went to see Vampire Weekend, and it was of my own free will.

Well, I haven't died of embarrassment yet. Should I give it a few hours?

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

funny how they made no mention of tim nelson from cub scouts being assualted either, big day out's so called 'comeback year' is not looking good.

crob

crob said on the 23rd Jan, 2013



it does feel like 2 steps forward 1 step back... also.... tim nelson was assaulted, any links to the story?

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

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STOP PUMMLELING ME IT'S EXTREMELY PAINFUL

Catherine Parrish

Catherine Parrish said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

sophie wright sounds like that annoying girl who pushes feminism onto everyone and yells at you for using "gay" as an adjective. anyone who took the comment on the screen seriously needs to reevaluate their own decisions about drinking and attending festivals. people are so easily offended

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

the fact is they were young girls. That is the main issue but gold coast seems like the bogan day out from all reports

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013



Objectifying women en masse isn't just an issue of feminism, it's an issue about not making other human beings not feel less than that.

If the camera flashes over the crowd and someone wants to get their rig out, good for them. But big brother beaming at you demanding boobage is gross and shouldn't have to be tolerated.

People are often easily offended, I'm usually a staunch defender of the offender, but this isn't a trivial matter, it's reinforcing women as sex objects in a situation full of drunk morons with already loose morals in 'do what we want' festival mode.

andy_chalmers_102

andy_chalmers_102 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

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STOP PUMMLELING ME IT'S EXTREMELY PAINFUL



Surely Nelson could have taken him then.

Suzy Qew

Suzy Qew said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

hahaha 'boobs'! hehehehe

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

Objectifying women en masse isn't just an issue of feminism, it's an issue about not making other human beings not feel less than that.

If the camera flashes over the crowd and someone wants to get their rig out, good for them. But big brother beaming at you demanding boobage is gross and shouldn't have to be tolerated.

People are often easily offended, I'm usually a staunch defender of the offender, but this isn't a trivial matter, it's reinforcing women as sex objects in a situation full of drunk morons with already loose morals in 'do what we want' festival mode.

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http://media.tumblr.com/c88617a3ef8a329f8b5006b1e7367844/tumblr_inline_mglhq5iwOW1rdy1k4.gif

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 23rd Jan, 2013



Thats exactly what it is. Bogan Day Out.

mangounit101

mangounit101 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

chili's were softer than every other band on the main stage in sydney, noise restriction wasn't the issue, it's just like that for poor anthony's voice (what's left of it anyway)

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer said on the 24th Jan, 2013

I'd be interested to know if any ladies did indeed 'get em out'.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 24th Jan, 2013

several people talked about girls getting them out at vampire weekend.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 24th Jan, 2013

I saw Courtney Love 'get em out' once. Ruined the 'get em out' concept for me, forever.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 24th Jan, 2013

that was the year with rhcp and nine inch nails wasn't it?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 24th Jan, 2013

No, that was the year of Manson.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 24th Jan, 2013

Baggy Pants Status: Overload.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 24th Jan, 2013

That was my first big day out, good times

Annies boobs

Annies boobs said on the 24th Jan, 2013

Objectifying women en masse isn't just an issue of feminism, it's an issue about not making other human beings not feel less than that.

If the camera flashes over the crowd and someone wants to get their rig out, good for them. But big brother beaming at you demanding boobage is gross and shouldn't have to be tolerated.

People are often easily offended, I'm usually a staunch defender of the offender, but this isn't a trivial matter, it's reinforcing women as sex objects in a situation full of drunk morons with already loose morals in 'do what we want' festival mode.

I would 'like' this post twice if I could.

br4ve

br4ve said on the 24th Jan, 2013

lol /\couldn't take above poster seriously because of her user name.

i don't think i've ever been to a bdo and not seem some flesh, it's unfair for the band who might not want to be associated with this 'lewd' behavior but really all this is worthy of is a laugh.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 24th Jan, 2013

One chick on a dude's shoulders had 'em out for all of Heartbeat by Childish Gambino. Was pretty sick.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 24th Jan, 2013

oh right l, i went for ash and manic street preachers then manic street preachers cancelled gold coast.....fuckers

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 24th Jan, 2013



It was written on what was effectively a giant tv, in front of a crowd full of drunk bogans.

I'd say there's a fairly good chance that someone got them out. No guarantee it was a lady tho.

Death of Marat

Death of Marat said on the 24th Jan, 2013

Yes that's what I want to see some 16 year old's boobs.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 26th Jan, 2013

tits out at a festival?

your shitting me?
what has the world come to?

Chipwich

Chipwich said on the 27th Jan, 2013

i don't feel sorry for the people having to put up with bad sound from the chilis. i feel sorry for people watching them instead of animal collective.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 27th Jan, 2013

to be fair the past two records from ac haven't been all that good as strawberry jam was

truthlies

truthlies said on the 27th Jan, 2013

I was into the flashing boobs for a while but once the "get em out" phrase came on, that was a bit much, fuckin retarded dickhead is probably only 15. It was distracting me from some good live music too, the Vamps were sensational live.
Chilis sound was better on the hill but shit through the flat field up until the d entrance. I feel sorry for fans as it was an awesome setlist if you like BSSM.