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January 26, 2021

Parkway Drive have a whale of a time back in Byron

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Byron Bay’s favourite band were back in town over the weekend, with punters and the band getting more than they bargained for.

Events ramped up on Saturday afternoon after drummer Ben Gordon went kayaking with his friend Dylan Garft,  when two whales launched out of the water without warning just metres from them near Wategos Beach.

Video shot by Mr Gordon shows the elegant creatures suddenly surfacing through a school of baitfish.

Mr Garft told local media he and his mate had no idea the whales were even in the area.

But Ben didn’t miss a beat and the ‘Boys’  then played for two big nights back where it all started at Byron High.

The capacity crowd on Saturday night gave as well as they got with Parkway Drive’s, lead singer, Winston McCall clearly loving that hometown warmth, playing in Byron for the first time in two years. Celebrating 10 years of ‘Metal Core’ mayhem and their latest album IRE going to #1 on the Aria charts in Australia.


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