Darren Coggan Darren Coggan

Mount Isa Civic Centre

on November 1, 2012. Posted in Gigs, War Stories Regional Tour 2012

It was great to be back in ‘The Isa’ and playing the Mount Isa Civic Centre again. It was so incredibly hot, 37 degrees at 8am on my morning walk – sweating buckets! We had another great show and met some lovely folk afterwards who shared with me their own personal ‘war stories’. I had a great chat to a Murri woman who told me about her family and some of the heroic actions they performed at Kokoda, very inspiring. After the show we took a drive to the city lookout (with the air-con cranked, still 35 degrees at 11pm!) and checked out the massive copper mine all lit up at night, quite a sight – it actually looks like a big cruise ship!

On our way out to the airport this morning we called by the beautiful inland oasis that is Lake Moondarra, about 15kms out of Mount Isa. You can literally feel your mind, body and soul let out a collective soothing sigh of relief at the sight of cool water amongst the blistering dry landscape – it was invigorating. A big thanks to the staff at ‘Spinifex’ motel for their kind hospitality and of course to Margaret, Nikki & Anthony at The Civic Theatre for all their great work.