Forming one half of award-winning musical act Busby Marou, SUNS fan Tom Busby can’t wait to play in front of close to 20,000 people at Metricon Stadium this weekend.
Originally from Rockhampton, Busby and his partner Jeremy Marou are self-confessed SUNS fans and are hoping for a heaving crowd and a Gold Coast victory on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s very exciting for me particularly as a Gold Coast local, we don’t get too many hometown gigs and to play in front of what is likely to be the biggest crowd of the year, we’re pumped,” Busby said.
“The Gold Coast SUNS are both mine and Jeremy’s team – he’s got a young boy who is doing well in Rockhampton in the SUNS Academy development squad.
“Hopefully we get a victory for the GC SUNS but apart from that we’re looking forward to the big crowd.
“There’s so much happening here with kids rides, a great vibe, there’s a good energy in the air, I’m going to bring my kids and I know a lot of friends that are coming to party on.”
Busby Marou will perform at Metricon Stadium in Round 17 alongside ARIA-winning artist Budjerah in an All-Indigenous entertainment line-up to coincide with NAIDOC Week.
“We’re big fans of Budjerah – I was watching Budjerah when he was a young kid before anyone knew his name down at Fingal Heads and I understand his cousin Birren is playing as well (at the Fifth Quarter Bar).
“We’re very proud (to be performing in NAIDOC Week) – I’m a white Australian and Jeremy is a Torres Strait Islander.
“NAIDOC Week is a chance for all Australians to highlight all Indigenous; Torres Strait and Aboriginals - highlight their skills and their talent and be proud of their culture.
“What a day it will be with all of us involved.”
Fans are encouraged to arrive at Metricon Stadium from 3:30pm to ensure they don’t miss the Busby Marou pre-game show before Budjerah takes to the stage at half-time.