Black Stump festival 2009. Rained and drizzled and poured. Wore red hooded coat for high-visibility. And boots for the puddles. Helped create in the tent space and met some wonderful young people; extreme gymnastics and biro sketches. As well as sharing special news with dear friends. Hearing wonderful Colleen and the guava guys play. Romantic walks at 9.30pm in the pouring rain. And of course hanging out for some heavy metal. Nothing more brutal than the gospel and mud.