In news that has left us wondering whether it’s a long running April Fool’s joke, a change.org petition has recently surfaced in support of erecting a monument of Flume at Manly Wharf.
Joseph Smith, presumably a Northern Beaches local, begins the petition by cementing Flume’s status as “Australia’s finest electronic music export” before reasoning,
It just makes sense that the GRAMMY winning artist is immortalised on the wharf, right?
There is absolutely no doubt that Flume is a force to be reckoned with in the EDM arena. The guy went from a mid-day Splendour in the Grass debut, playing to a threadbare crowd, to a packed out Splendour headline set a mere year later. He’s got the goods. But does this champion feat behind the decks warrant posterity in stone?
And why stop at Flume? We’ve got a few doozies of our own to throw on the pile of potential local musos to immortalise:
Imagine a Statue of Liberty-esque carving of EDM Queen, Alison Wonderland, necking Grey Goose mid-set. We think this would look grand in Hyde Park!
What do you think locals would say if a towering monument of Ruby Fields tearing up her ATAR results, was erected in the middle of the sprawling Cronulla mall?
And picture this masterpiece, if you will: Hockey Dad surfing with a coupla’ cold ones in each hand, smack bang in the centre of Windang?
Okay, so that idea might be a bit too controvercial (and spark a heated sponsorship war between beverage companies) but it would certainly be eye-catching.
All jokes aside, Australia is undeniably churning out fresh musical talent by the bucket-load. It’s goes without saying that this country is packed to the brim with unbelievably skilled and driven youth. Whether they are catapulting themselves to fame in an athletic arena, or busting our ear drums on the global stage – we should be proud of our exports, and if we can stand by the Steaming Poop statue of Manly, then why not slap a coupla’ cement pop icons around town?
As it stands, the petition is a handful of signatures off its target of 500.