It was the Sydney Roosters taking on Melbourne Storm in tonight’s NRL Grand Final and as always, there was pre-game entertainment. Earlier this month it was announced that Gang of Youths were locked in to perform at the final which is bloody y’huge for the band.

Not only were the boys playing in their home city in front of thousands across the country but they’re also big fans of the sport. Max Dunn donned a Warriors jersey and Donnie Borzestowski wore a really old Newcastle Knights jersey which fans absolutely frothed.

The boys performed three songs off their multi ARIA award-winning album, Go Farther In Lightness, including ‘The Deepest Sighs, the Frankest Shadows’. 

Watch a snippet of this performance below.

The crowd were also treated to the quality tune that is ‘What Can I Do If the Fire Goes Out?’

LOOK AT DAVID LE’AUPEPE GO.

GOOSEBUMPS.

It goes without saying that Gang of Youths are real popular with the ~ youth ~ of today especially at the festivals but unfortunately the same cannot be said for much of the older NRL fans. Many punters at tonight’s grand final were left scratching their heads trying to figure out who the band were. Although, a number of NRL heads did enjoy their music so that’s nice.

First and foremost…

Also, behold a glorious tweet:

And now to the rest.

At the end of the day, the boys made a lot of people happy including this bloke:

And then you had the other people who… were not a fan at all and even claimed the band were “terrible” and did not sing in key.

Take former AFL player Brendan Fevola‘s tweet for example – clearly not a fan.

In short:

As for the actual grand final, the Sydney Roosters were victorious 21-6.

Have a good one, folks.

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