On Monday the 2nd April, 2018, an energised and somewhat shiney Leopold's Treat trio comprising Dave Honeyman, Neil Macleod and yours truly (Kate Leopold), shared the stage with the incredible, world class touring musicians Juzzie Smith and the Hussy Hicks. Together we formed the musical soundscape for the arrival of the Queens Baton, which, as we discovered had been travelling for 98 days and had another two to go, having traversed its way around the world, through hundreds of hands of sporting legends, like tennis champion Jeff Masters who humbly and happily ran the baton into its final pit stop for the day in Nerang. There's a kind of glow about people when they feel like they are connected to and doing something for the greater good, which was radiating from the guy as he made a little speech on stage. While the music formed a small component of the event, it added an essential element for bringing people together and creating some good vibes to welcome in the baton runners.
It was such a delight to have played at such a unique event - which was a once in a lifetime experience. Together, we three treats played our unique style of *grassroots acoustic folk* music to the onlookers who were starting together for the main event. The kids were having a great time with all the play things provided by the man who i've come to know as Sparky (doo dah!). We enjoyed some yummy vegan treats from the potato people and other food trucks. Most of the packaging i noticed was biodegradable cardboard and paper. Nice!