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AFL Grand Final 2021: WA musicians Birds of Tokyo and Eskimo Joe enthusiastically enthusiastically show at Optus Stadium

At the AFL Grand Final’s half-time entertainment, Optus Stadium’s light show was the focus of attention, but some lights didn’t seem to reach the party.

About half of the group of about 60 performers with glow sticks couldn’t turn on the sticks during the last Bird of Tokyo song “Unbreakable” at Optus Stadium.

But it didn’t weaken the spirit, as fans using the phone lights sang together while the group was playing the straight line of lanterns and silverchairs.

“These lights look beautiful to my friends,” said frontman Ian Kenny.

The act raised at WA shared the stage with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra eight years after first performing at the AFL Grand Final.

The band ended with their song Unbreakable, dedicated to frontline workers.

Camera iconA bird in Tokyo during a halftime show. credit: Daniel Carson / AFL Photo/AFL Photo via Getty Images

The tempo was clearly slower than the pre-match entertainment where Eskimo Joe, Abbe May and Baker Boy performed Australian pop and rock anthems.

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra shared the stage with the Birds of Tokyo.
Camera iconThe West Australian Symphony Orchestra shared the stage with the Birds of Tokyo. credit: Daniel Carson / AFL Photo/AFL Photo via Getty Images

Eskimo Joe was the most talked about entertainment in the Grand Final, and fans were engrossed in the 2006 hit Black Finger Nail and Red Wine and felt nostalgic.

Kavjen Temperley owned the stadium, paying attention to his fans, defeating INXS hit kicks and screaming from the crowd.

“Eskimojoe is great, probably the best pre-game for a long time,” said one fan.

Eskimo Joe's Kav Temperley owned the stadium during his set.
Camera iconEskimo Joe’s Kav Temperley owned the stadium during his set. credit: Jackson Frindell/The Sunday Times

He was accompanied by a saxophonist, but he himself was a big hit with his fans.

Scared of height, Abbe May shook his guitar on the stadium.

Eskimo Joe locks out during the pre-game show.
Camera iconEskimo Joe locks out during the pre-game show. credit: Ian Munro/Western Australian

Mei’s sister Noni talked about how she shed tears of joy when she heard the rendition of ACDC’s classic Thunders Track.

In a blue satin tracksuit, Baker Boy defeated Kylie Minogue’s pop anthem “Can’t Get You Out” and boosted his tempo surrounded by energetic backup dancers.

“Bakerboy alone would have been the best GF entertainment ever, so this is the best Grand Final entertainment ever, according to FAR,” wrote one fan.

Entertainment at the AFL Grand Final in 2021 at Optus Stadium in Perth.
Camera iconEntertainment at the AFL Grand Final in 2021 at Optus Stadium in Perth. credit: Western Australian

It was popular as veteran Muso John Butler defeated Ocean and Men at Work singer Colin Hay ended pre-match entertainment with Australia’s classic Down Under.

Hay was thrown into the stadium from the idyllic beach and played in a fairly special scarf in the colors of both teams.

AFL Grand Final 2021: WA musicians Birds of Tokyo and Eskimo Joe enthusiastically enthusiastically show at Optus Stadium

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