As Northern Soul was an underground scene in the UK, it has remained so in Australia. Moving over here from the UK as most of us did, it could take a while to settle in and many weren't aware there was a scene here. Particularly before the internet became part of our daily routine. I think there are lots here in Sydney who don't know yet!
Maybe we'll find them this year.
The Australian National is an annual event and is held in a different city every year. Last year it was held in The Gold Coast and I accepted "The Baton" for the event to be held in Sydney this year. - 2010 We have been carefully selecting venues - which must have sprung wooden floors!
As this is arguably one of , if not the, the biggest rare soul event in the world outside the UK, I trust the that moderators might allow one the liberty of posting this in the main section of the site because of its significance.
So many reasons for you all to come ...
Australia is one of the few countries to have avoided the GFC ( the global financial recession , stupid! ) so this is a good opportunity to really come "darn south" and enjoy the good times with soul.The sun will be beating down on Bondi Beach and the Barmy Army wil be down in force to watch England get completely stuffed in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on 25 - 29 November 2010.
So you might as well combine your Soul Trip with an Ashes tour and try to forget the lamentable performance of England at the World Cup !