The best band of the night for mine on the night was the Iwantja Band from the remote South Australia town of Indulkana. They didn't have the slick moves and showmanship of Papunya's Tjupi Band but they sure had their musical chops down.
We don't talk much about the role of fully-armed police much these days - but maybe it is time to have a closer look at whether the presence of deadly weapons is necessary at community events where there is no - or little - risk of violent conduct or any threat to life.
Today the good folks over at the ABC radio station JJJ gave us a little concert - for free. Five bands - the Tjupi Band from Papunya, a few hundred k's north-west of Alice, and some other bands from somewhere else played as well.