Townsville Entertainment Centre - Townsville, Australia

Set List:

Israel's Son
Emotion Sickness
Pure Massacre
Ana's Song
Miss You Love
Satin Sheets
Point Of View
Paint Pastel Princess
The Door
Anthem For The Year 2000
Kick Out The Jams
No Association

silverchair's return to manager John Watson's hometown of Townsville in Queensland was marked by a rather strange happening -- a minute or so before the band was due on stage, the entire Townsville Entertainment Centre had to be evacuated due to a fire scare! There was no fire, but the 'chair were delayed by about half an hour. Watson told chairpage correspondent Helena Geyer that it was the first time anything like that had happened to the band.

There was a bit of technical glitch which caused Sam Holloway to pound on his keyboard to no avail during Kick Out the James but silverchair went on without him to finish the song.


Townsville Bulletin
Thursday December 2, 1999

A fire alarm last night forced the evacuation of more that 3500 fans just three minutes before headline act silverchair was due to hit the stage.

The concert crowd was evacuated from the Townsville Entertainment Centre and Convention Centre after alarms went off at about 9:12 pm.

Disgruntled fans booed outside the centre, as two Queensland Fire and Rescue Authority trucks arrived at the scene.

Acting station officer Brian Corrigan said a manual call had been activated by the smashing of the alarm glass. "It was just a false alarm," Mr Corrigan said.

He believed that an individual broke the glass, but whether or not it was a deliberate act or an accident remained to be seen.

"Someone could have accidentally leant upon it or dropped something on it, we would like to think it was an accident rather than a mischevious act," he said.

After an investigation, the alarms were stopped, and about six minutes later fans were allowed back into the centre. About 15 minutes later, silverchair - fronted by Daniel Johns - hit the stage to the cheers of the crowd.

Skinflint, Jebediah and Grinspoon were the support acts.