Royal Republic @ Adelaide Soundwave, March ’12

The sun was absolutely belting down when the Royal Republic took to the stage on their first ever show in Adelaide. Opening the Soundwave Festival at the totally un-rock time of 11.30am meant only a handful of punters had made their way into the grounds.

Yet, as the show went on, more and more punters made their way to their stage, lured in by frontman Adam Grahn’s welcoming gestures and crowd participation.

By the closing number a substantial throng of fans had found a new home in front of the loveable Swedes and the Royal message had been delivered well and truly.