Daniel Andrews-Themed 'Get On the Beers' Christmas Lights Are Currently Dazzling Melbourne
Because that's exactly the kind of thing 2020's festive season was always going to serve up.
Throughout 2020, Australia's elected leaders have spent hours and hours addressing televised press conferences, all to update the country and its states and territories about the status of COVID-19 on our shores. But, despite all that time spent and all those words uttered by all those folks, there's one phrase that every Australian will always remember as peak 2020: "get on the beers".
When Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said those words back in March, at the beginning of the pandemic, he was telling people not to have their mates around for a few drinks just because bars and pubs were closing. It was important advice, but Premier Andrews couldn't have known just what he had unleashed — or that we'd all be echoing and even singing his words for months to come.
In April, Mashd n Kutcher turned the statement into a song — because making a tune out of a government caution is also peak 2020. Now, in Melbourne, a few folks have decided that a mere track isn't enough. So, they've taken inspiration from the single for their Christmas lights.
At two separate houses — on Grange Road in Sandringham and Gillepse Road in Kings Park — festive displays brighten up the December night. As a soundtrack, Mashd n Kutcher's track blares Premier Andrews' words, too. At the latter location, you'll also 'get on the beers' pop up in text as part of the lights, taking the tribute to 2020's number-one phrase up yet another notch.
Thanks to social media, you don't need to be in Melbourne to check them out, of course. You can watch videos of both displays below — and start thinking about how 2021's lights can possibly top them.
Top image: Grange Road Christmas Lights.
Published on December 23, 2020 by Sarah Ward