A tale of musical obsession, musical snobbery and a girl. A tale of growing up, and letting go. More
Set primarily in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 20 Gigs & The Lost Girl is a reflection on the aftermath of a relationship breakdown as told through the eyes of man who has spent the best part of his life obsessing over music, an obsession which began in his early adolescence in Far North Queensland. The narrative of his relationship with his ex-girlfriend whom he dubs “The Lost Girl” is interwoven as snapshots in time over his accounts of twenty live performances beginning with a tour by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 2009, and ending with their tour in early 2013. The Lost Girl ends the relationship abruptly and unexpectedly after the Nick Cave show of 2009, and in the course of the following three and a half year period, he reflects on defining incidents in the failed relationship, searching for answers as to why he’d lost the girl he’d felt he was destined to be with. While this is the story of a girl and the passion in live music, it is also the story of a male struggle with identity, growing up and letting go in contemporary Queensland.